The good news keeps coming for “Harry.” Singer, actor and TV personality Harry Connick Jr. debuted his self-titled daytime talk show in September 2016, and our sister site Variety is reporting exclusively that the series has officially been renewed for a second season. This comes after the series was nominated for five Daytime Emmy Awards, including one for Connick as Best Entertainment Talk Show Host.
The new talk show blends celebrity guest interviews with audience interaction and discussion of news topics, as well as music and performances that highlight Connick’s extensive musical background. In fact, Connick has already won two Emmys for his music: Best Music Direction for “Harry Connick Jr.: ‘Only You’ In Concert” (2004) and “Harry Connick Jr.: In Concert on Broadway” (2011). He was also nominated for Best Variety Performance for “Swinging Out with Harry” (1991).
In the race for Best Talk Show Host at the Daytime Emmys, Connick faces the two-time defending champ Kelly Ripa (“Live with Kelly”), along with Wendy Williams (“The Wendy Williams Show”), eight women from “The View,” the five co-hosts of “The Real” and the five co-hosts of “The Talk.” In Creative Arts categories his show contends for Best Art Direction, Best Lighting Direction, Best Live and Direct to Tape Sound Mixing and Best Makeup.
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