A lot of people who become famous in other areas move on to working in TV in some capacity, and, now, it looks like country music superstar Faith Hill is heading toward a gig in that field. The popular singer has partnered with broadcasting company Scripps to produce a daytime lifestyle talk show, which will begin airing on Scripps owned networks across the U.S. on September 18.
Unfortunately for fans of the Grammy winner, Faith Hill will not host the, as yet untitled, show. Those duties will go to Emmy-winning New York City journalist Ben Aaron and country singer Kellie Pickler. Aaron got his start in radio working at Radio Disney, and moved on to on-camera work for WNBC as the host of New York Live. He also hosted the nationally syndicated comedy/talk show Crazy Talk and has been a correspondent on the entertainment magazine show EXTRA. Pickler, who's also known for her stints on American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, has also guest co-hosted shows like The Chew, Knock Knock Live, The View and the fourth hour of Today on NBC.
It makes sense that Faith Hill is handing the hosting work over to others for this daytime show. She's currently on tour with husband Tim McGraw for their Soul 2 Soul tour through at least October 27, which wouldn't leave much time for her to work on a daily talk show. Hill created and is executive producing the series with Sandbox Entertainment president and CEO Jason Owen and Happy Street Entertainment co-founder Lisa Erspammer (The Oprah Winfrey Show). The show will be more than your average daytime talk show, as it will feature segments that focus on everyday living like gardening, cooking, fashion, home design, beauty and home entertaining.
Those who are well-known in the fields of sports, music, acting, comedy, reality television and even modeling have been moving into daytime TV for decades now. Most recently, stars like Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, Harry Connick, Jr., Michael Strahan, Steve Harvey, Bethenny Frankel and Jeff Probst have tried their hands at daytime gigs, with varying degrees of success. Hill and her partners behind the scenes of this new show seem to be trying to do things a bit differently, though. This program is being billed as interactive and "shop-able." While we don't know right now what that will look like when the show debuts, it sounds like they'll be making it super easy for viewers to get involved in the show and bring the ideas presented on it into their everyday lives.
According to Deadline, Hill's show is expected to debut in 20 of Scripps' 24 TV markets across the country, with Disney/ABC Home Entertainment and Television Distribution distributing the show in national syndication. We'll keep you up to date on this new entry in the daytime TV field as more details become available. Be sure to check out our midseason premiere schedule, summer premiere schedule and Netflix premiere guide to see what else you can catch on the small screen in the coming weeks.
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