Just because “American Idol” is ending in May doesn’t mean viewers won’t be seeing a lot of Harry Connick Jr. on television.
The New Orleans native and current judge on the Fox reality series, which returns for its final season in January, will have his own daytime variety show, according to Entertainment Weekly.
The show is expected to premiere in September 2016, and will feature man-on-the-street interviews, live musical performances, parodies and more.
Several Fox-owned TV stations in 17 markets have picked up the show, but other station groups across the country are sure to sign on as well.
Justin and Eric Stangel, former head writers and executive producers of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” will helm the new project.
The versatile Connick, 48, a singer, jazz musician and actor, has sold more than 28 million albums worldwide. he’s won three Grammy Awards and two Emmys, the latter for appearances on PBS’ “Great Performances.”