Kris Jenner will debut her daytime talk show this summer, Fox announced yesterday.
The one-hour show will be televised this summer by another unit of News Corporation, the Fox-owned television stations in cities like New York and Los Angeles. The corporation said it will air a six-week test of the talk show, titled "Kris".
Summer tests have become Fox’s preferred way of trying out new talk shows. It ran “The Wendy Williams Show” for a few weeks in the summer of 2008; now it’s a staple of stations’ daytime lineups across the country, as a way to weed out shows that don't do well in ratings.
Frank Cicha, SVP of programming, Fox Television Stations, said, “Wouldn’t be summer without at least one test, would it?
Per the news release, "Kris" will provide viewers with "a daily jolt of celebrity guests, fashion & beauty trends; plus a mix of lifestyle topics — all through the distinctive and unpredictable perspective of Kris Jenner."
Kris will still be filmed on the set of "Keeping up with the Kardashians", but she wants to give a little more to American society.
“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,” said Stephen Brown, EVP of Development & Programming, Twentieth TV.
Twentieth Television’s development of “Kris” may be a bad omen for “The Ricki Lake Show,” which it began to produce last fall. Lake’s show was overshadowed by a number of other talk show premieres, and Deadline.com reported Monday that it is “unlikely to continue next season.”