Jennifer Hudson & Sherri Shepherd Talk Shows Set To Premiere Today, September 12 

Jennifer Hudson & Sherri Shepherd Talk Shows Set To Premiere Today, September 12

Hopefully, the world of talk TV is ready for Jennifer Hudson and Sherri Shepherd!

As previously reported, EGOT winner Jennifer Hudson, 41, and actress Sherri Shepherd, 55, are starting their new endeavors today (Sept. 12) and will be hitting the stage as the solo host for their own daytime talk series. According to reports, “The Jennifer Hudson Show” is an hour-long, five-days-a-week, talk-variety show. Jennifer Hudson’s first guest will be Simon Cowell.


It’s been 18 years since they first met on “American Idol” when Hudson auditioned for Simon Cowell to be America’s next superstar. She’ll also be joined by Viola Davis and NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Reportedly, Hudson’s show will make its new home in the studio of retired host Ellen DeGeneres. While speaking on her new series, Hudson said,

“The timing is perfect because I’ve been in this industry 20 years acting and singing. At this point, I simply want to be me, the person. And I want to get to know everybody’s person and their stories. I’m ready to talk.”

As you may already know, Sherri Shepherd secured her talk show after she filled in during the final season of “The Wendy Williams Show.” According to reports, the first guest for “Sherri” will be Kandi Burruss and Kym Whitley. Other guests viewers can expect to see this week are Robin Thicke, “Good Morning America” anchor Robin Roberts, Chef Melba from the famed Melba’s restaurant in Harlem, and more!

Despite Sherri’s show being the replacement for Wendy Williams’ old talk show, the “Mr. Iglesias” actress previously shared that she’s not a mean girl and has no plans on running her show how Wendy did hers. She said,

“Let’s be clear, I’m not a mean person at all!”

She added,

“I’m all about positive energy. I’m about joy. I’m about kindness and laughter. Anyone that knows me will tell you just that.”

What are your thoughts on these new talk shows? Will you be tuning in? Tell us in the comments below!


Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel