Unfortunately, it looks like you may only have so much more time in order to check out Harry on TV. Today, it was officially revealed that the daytime talk show starring Harry Connick Jr. is coming to a close at the end of its current season in September.
Speaking on the subject to Variety, a spokesperson for NBCUniversal Domestic Television had the following to say:
“Harry is ending its run after two seasons … Harry is a phenomenal talent, and it’s been a great partnership working with the Fox stations and other supportive groups on this truly unique show.”
CarterMatt wishes we could say that this news comes as a surprise, but this is just the pattern these days for daytime talk shows. It’s proven to be rather difficult for any new series to come on the air and stay longer than just a couple of seasons. There have been some efforts to make things work featuring everyone from Anderson Cooper to Katie Couric and very few end up sticking. You need to have right mixture of star power, focus, and attention to sustain anything. Many of the longtime staples in the day TV world at this point are the ones that are aggressively over the top and exist mostly as a means to promote obnoxious behavior. Harry really didn’t do that, and it shot more for a tone akin to Ellen with a little more of an emphasis on music. (Hey, it’s a Harry Connick Jr. show.)
For 2018, two years on the air for a daytime TV show is absolutely nothing to sneeze at. Congrats to Harry Connick Jr. on the run that he had, and we’re interested to see what he ends up doing next. We’re glad that he’s found a place back on the Will & Grace revival already.
Are you sad to see Harry go, or do you just think that it’s almost impossible for any daytime talk show to succeed within this present-day climate? Be sure to share right now in the comments!
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