KELLY CLARKSON TO REPLACE ELLEN: NBC stations announced Wednesday (May 26th) that The Kelly Clarkson show will take over the current slot held by The Ellen DeGeneres Show by Fall 2022. Currently in its second season, The Kelly Clarkson Show has been renewed for an additional two seasons, through 2023. DeGeneres’s show will conclude in 2022, at the end of Season 19.
As reported by Deadline, Valari Staab, President, NBCUniversal Local said, “We look forward to Ellen DeGeneres’ 19th season paired with Kelly Clarkson for what is sure to be a blockbuster year. By 2022, The Kelly Clarkson Show will be the star of our daytime entertainment schedules and an asset to our early afternoon newscasts.”
EVIL DEAD SEQUEL TO PREMIERE ON HBO MAX: New Line will produce a sequel to The Evil Dead for HBO Max. According to Deadline, Evil Dead Rise will be written and directed by Lee Cronin and star Alyssa Sutherland and Lily Sullivan. The film also reunites the original 1981 filmmaking team. Sam Raimi and Bruce Campbell will serve as Executive Producers and Robert Tapert will produce.