Kris Jenner to star in her own daytime talk show on Fox this summer
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/31/2013
Kris Jenner, the "momager" of the Kardashian clan, has landed her own daytime talk show scheduled to premiere this summer.
Fox Television Stations and Twentieth Television have announced the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star will be starring in her own daily one-hour talk show. The show, executive produced by Jenner, will air for a six-week test run on Fox-owned stations in markets including Los Angeles and New York.
"This is something I have wanted to do all my life so it's definitely a dream come true! I can't wait for this new adventure to begin," Jenner said in a statement of her show, which will be pop-culture based and feature celebrity guests, fashion trends, beauty tips, and lifestyle topics.
"The latest adventures, successes and disappointments surrounding the extensive Kardashian & Jenner family fill entertainment magazines and create daily online headlines. At the center of this fascinating empire is Kris Jenner -- a dedicated mom and a successful business woman," said Twentieth TV executive Stephen Brown.
"Whether offering real advice to her family or sharing personal moments with viewers, Kris is honest, compelling, entertaining, and unscripted -- all excellent qualities for a daytime talk show host."
Added Fox executive Frank Cicha, "[It] wouldn't be summer without at least one test, would it? In all seriousness, we go into this believing that if it works, the Kris Jenner program could really compliment what we've got going with [Wendy Williams], [Bethenny Frankel], etc."
Jenner also told E! News that becoming a talk show host has been in the back of her mind for awhile now.
"I used to visit Kathie Lee 20 years ago and thought how lucky she was to have a talk show. I can't believe this is really happening," she told the website.
News that Jenner was in negotiations to star in her own talk show had originally surfaced last fall.