Are Talk Shows Hosted by Celebrities the New Normal?

Talk show hosts are celebrities in their own right, but some of those taking on the hosting duties right now have been well-established long before entering the talk show game. Drew Barrymore is the latest A-lister making waves with her own talk show, and she’s not the only one.

The Kelly Clarkson Show is a true delight and one of daytime TV’s biggest hits right now and Facebook Watch is constantly expanding their offer. They have a true hit on their hands with Jada Pinkett Smith’s Red Table Talk, and Taraji P. Henson is currently developing her own talk show for this platform.

Celebrity-hosted talk shows are an easy sell because many people tune in to watch them for the host alone. It may seem like they’re suddenly popping up everywhere, but this trend has been around for quite some time.

The list of celebrities with talk show past includes the likes of Queen Latifah, Tyra Banks, and Busy Phillips, to name a few. It’s also pretty common to see celebrities guest-host popular talk shows, and it often seems many of them are just a step away from getting a talk show of their own.