NBCUniversal Domestic Television Distribution has announced clearances for upcoming daytime talk show “Harry,” hosted by Harry Connick, Jr., in more than 80 percent of the U.S. to date for its debut in national broadcast syndication next fall. As previously announced, “Harry” has already been sold to Fox Television Stations in 17 markets. New station groups include Sinclair, Scripps, Media General, Hubbard, Cox, Nexstar, Gray, Bonten, Hearst, Raycom, Dispatch, Quincy and more.
The scoop from NBCU: “Harry” will reflect the unparalleled hosting and entertainment skills of Harry Connick, Jr. as well as his broad career in music, film, television, and Broadway. “Harry” will bring the party to daytime, entertaining viewers with a live band and delivering laughter through a variety of comedic segments, hilarious man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances, parodies, audience participation and plenty more surprises.
The reality: No one ever said finding success in daytime talk is easy. Just ask Meredith Vieira (who arrived with experience in the genre). But Harry Connick Jr. like corporate cousin Steve Harvey is likable enough to potentially break through.