Faith Hill and Kellie Pickler Are Teaming Up for a Talk Show
The two country stars will be joining together for a not-yet-titled syndicated lifestyle program, which will focus on topics such as cooking, gardening and home design, according to Billboard. Hill will be executive producing the series, along with former Oprah Winfrey Show co-executive producer Lisa Erspamer and Hill's manager, Jason Owen, while Pickler will be co-hosting the show with one or two other not-yet-named co-hosts.
"[Pickler] is a woman of so many talents," says Hill. "She possesses the ability to reach far beyond the camera and into the hearts of people, allowing you to feel immediately connected to her."
Erspamer adds, "Kellie is as real as anybody could ever be."
The new program will be filmed in Nashville, which means that Hill will occasionally appear onscreen as well; however, "this isn't a celebrity-contingent show," says Erspamer, nor will musical guests be appearing regularly.
“We’ve talked about Dolly Parton and other country artists, but the show is not going to be about country music,” Erspamer explains. “Nashville is Music City, so there's music, really, everywhere. It's also an aspirational city that’s hip and cool ..."
According to Billboard, the talk show will be shopped to daytime syndicates and will hopefully debut in late 2016 or early 2017.
Although Hill has acted in movies and TV shows, such as The Stepford Wives and Touched By an Angel, this show will be her first time acting as an executive producer.
“She has lots of great ideas and is also an incredible curator,” Erspamer says. “That’s why having Faith behind the scenes is really valuable for us.”
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