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‘The Jennifer Hudson Show’ Renewed for Season Three

Emmy nominated syndicated daytime talker “The Jennifer Hudson Show” has been renewed for a third season by the Fox Television Stations and Hearst Television. Jennifer Hudson is now the youngest woman and the second African-American woman (following Whoopi Goldberg) to receive all four of the major American entertainment awards (commonly known as “EGOT”): Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. She is the fifth female (after Helen Hayes, Rita Moreno, Audrey Hepburn, and Goldberg) to join the elite club. And, historically, Hudson is only the 17th person to reach EGOT status. Now, of course, establishing herself as a long-term occupant in first-run syndication.

As a result of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” renewal, distributor Debmar-Mercury has decided not to move forward at present on its proposed hour of daytime talk with Ken Jeong. “We know Ken is an A+ talent deserving of an A+ line-up, and market conditions did not afford us an opportunity at this time. We will monitor the market for future Ken opportunities,” said a spokesman for Debmar-Mercury in a statement.