Harry Connick Jr’s adding host of a television variety show to his lengthy resume. The Grammy and Emmy Awards winner/American Idol judge will be hosting Harry, a daytime entertainment series NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution’s sold to Fox Television Stations. The new variety show will air in 17 markets beginning in September 2016. Former Late Show with David Letterman writers/executive producers Justin and Eric Stangel are on board to executive produce Harry.
Commenting on the series, Connick Jr said, “I’m a lucky guy. I get to be a husband to a wonderful wife, a father to three incredible daughters, and an entertainer to the most amazing fans. And now, I’m honored to be able to put smiles on people’s faces on a daily basis. Working with the amazingly talented and hysterical Stangel Brothers is a dream come true. Harry will be an hour filled with fun, music and laughter. Fasten your seat belts – it’s gonna be one heck of a good time!”
“We could not be more excited to partner with Harry Connick, Jr. on this multi-faceted entertainment show. We believe Harry will emerge as daytime TV’s most distinctive, talented, relatable, and consistently funny hosts,” stated Ed Swindler, President, NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution and NBC Broadcast Operations. “The Stangel Brothers’ distinguished writing and producing achievements are second to none. They will add an engaging, upbeat, and comedic energy to this multi-layered program.”
Drawing inspiration from the family-friendly variety shows of the past, Harry will reflect the unparalleled hosting and entertainment skills of Harry Connick, Jr.’s varied career in music, film, television, and Broadway. His goal is to bring the party back to daytime by delivering entertainment and laughter through a variety of segments–from comedic man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances and parodies, to hilarious stunts and audience participation and surprises.