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Exclusive: Harry Connick Jr. “I would have left ‘Idol’ after season 15”

Credit: Inquisitr
Credit: Inquisitr

Harry Connick Jr. is headed into daytime TV with his new show Harry on NBC. Headlinestonight.com had the chance to talk to Harry and his executive producers about how Harry will be different.

Harry Connick Jr. brings a new energy to daytime: Executive Producer Eric Stangle (formerly of Late Show with David Letterman) told HT that most shows are designed as variety or entertainment and then hire a host, this show was designed around Harry’s strengths. Stangle also stated that if you have ever seen Harry’s live shows, you will love his talk show.

Harry on the feel of the show: Harry says he will have his touring band with him. The show is “a late night vibe in day time”. Connick says he isn’t opposed to having up and coming talent showcased on his show. Connick also expressed interest in doing Man on the Street type bits.

Harry on Music: “My last album came out last year. I have been focused on doing this show. I haven’t had time to think of anything else…maybe in a year I will think about going back into the studio.”

Harry On Idol: “We did great things on Idol. But at the end of season 14, I had know about this new show and would have left the show for this….I found out about ‘Idol’ ending the same time everyone else did.”

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Ruben Jay
Ruben Jay
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