The Jennifer Hudson Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 2022
  • 2 Seasons
  • 4.4  (235)

The Jennifer Hudson Show is an American daytime talk show that premiered on September 12, 2022. Hosted by actress and singer Jennifer Hudson, the show features celebrity interviews, musical performances, human interest stories, and segments offering advice on fashion, fitness, cooking, and lifestyle topics.

The set of The Jennifer Hudson Show has an urban, relaxed vibe with warm tones of orange and brown. Hudson enters through the audience to open each episode before sitting down with guests on a curved couch. She engages in candid, often emotional conversations punctuated by her own infectious laugh. Her interview style is intimate yet lively as she bonds with both A-list stars and everyday heroes.

Music is a major component of the show. Hudson's Grammy-winning vocals are showcased in song parodies, impromptu duets with guests, and solo numbers accompanied by a live band. Performances range from her belting soul classics to gentle ballads, allowing her vocal range to shine. The show also welcomes established and up-and-coming musical guests from various genres.

In addition to interviews, each episode features multiple segments tailored to Hudson's varied interests. She shares healthy, Southern-inspired recipes on "JHud's Kitchen," highlighting her passion for cooking. "Jenn's Trends" focuses on fashion, beauty tips, and affordable style finds. Fitness routines and motivational messages are presented in the "Be Fit with Jenn" segment.

Hudson also uses the show's platform to highlight good news and inspirational people making a difference. Her "Hudson Heroes" segment tells emotional stories of community heroes, spotlighting their selfless acts of service and kindness. Other topics include heartwarming family reunions, community revitalization efforts, and triumphs over adversity.

The show's tone is spirited yet relaxed, enhanced by Hudson's magnetic, down-to-earth presence. She radiates authenticity, warmth, and positivity while engaging guests in fun banter. Her contagious laugh and words of affirmation create an uplifting viewing experience suited for morning and daytime audiences.

In its first season, The Jennifer Hudson Show has featured interviews with high-profile names like Magic Johnson, Michelle Obama, and Simon Cowell while also sharing inspiring stories about teachers, activists, and everyday heroes. Jennifer Hudson's unique blend of talent, heart, and humor continues to resonate with viewers looking for lighthearted entertainment and good news.

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Dove Cameron
48. Dove Cameron
December 1, 2023
Dove Cameron promotes herdebut album, "Alchemical." Jennifer welcomes 4-year-old bug expert Jeremiah Davis and his mom, Taneika Weaver, from Douglasville, Georgia. Jeremiah makes educational TikTok videos about his bug knowledge. Taneika first noticed her son's interest in bugs when he was 3 years old and began educating him on different species. Jeremiah's favorite bugs are spiders and roaches, and he wants to be an entomologist when he grows up.
Winnie Harlow, Dionne Warwick, Damon Elliott
47. Winnie Harlow, Dionne Warwick, Damon Elliott
November 30, 2023
Winnie Harlow promotes herskin care line, Cay Skin. Dionne Warwick and Damon Elliott discuss their song "I Kneel."
Ellie Goulding, Nick DiGiovanni, Kristoffer Polaha
46. Ellie Goulding, Nick DiGiovanni, Kristoffer Polaha
November 29, 2023
Ellie Goulding promotes her new album, "Higher Than Heaven." Nick DiGiovanni promotes his cookbook, "Knife Drop: Creative Recipes Anyone Can Cook" and his brand Osmo Salt. Kristoffer Polaha discusses the movie"A Biltmore Christmas" and "The Shift." Jennifer welcomes back body language expert Vanessa Van Edwards from Austin, Texas, who is a best-selling author, speaker, and teacher. Vanessa is renowned for teaching science-backed people skills to audiences worldwide.
Henry Winkler
45. Henry Winkler
November 28, 2023
Henry Winkler returns to discuss his book, "Being Henry: The Fonz…and Beyond." Jennifer welcomes educator Angelique Williams and her 6-year-old student Emora from Cleveland, Ohio. Angelique is the dean of students at East Academy and founder of the nonprofit Let Art Breathe, which helps her students with social-emotional learning through performing arts. Every day at school, Angelique's student Emora asks her "best friend" Angelique if she has found a husband yet. Last month, Emora decided to help Angelique by doing a little prayer at the lunch table. Angelique filmed Emora's prayer and the video has gone viral online. Jennifer welcomes 17-year-old Amber Wilsondebriano from Charleston, South Carolina, who recently made history for being crowned the first Black homecoming queen at her school, Porter-Gaud School. The school is 155 years old and has been doing homecoming court for over 40 years. Amber feels overjoyed to create a legacy that means so much and wants to inspire other young kids to know that anything is possible, regardless of their race. Amber hopes her story of representation shows people that times are changing and that there is hope, positivity, and love everywhere in the world.
Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Tyla
44. Da'Vine Joy Randolph, Tyla
November 27, 2023
Da'Vine Joy Randolph promotes her movies "The Holdovers" and "Rustin." Tyla discusses her single "Water." Jennifer welcomes high school senior and future first-generation college student Dana Bolden from Jackson, Mississippi, who recently made headlines for being awarded over $2.2 million in scholarships from more than 50 colleges. Dana feels proud to be able to represent her community and said it is rare to see positive stories coming out of her neighborhood.
Eric McCormack
43. Eric McCormack
November 22, 2023
Eric McCormack promotes "The Other Black Girl." Jennifer welcomes couple and educators Carrie and Brett Yancey, from Southside, Alabama, who are joined by their daughters Savannah, Sydney and Sarakate. The family recently made headlines for a night they will always cherish. On September 29, Brett, who has been fighting advanced esophageal cancer for six years, made the 50-yard walk down Southside High School's football field with his daughter Sarakate, who was crowned this year's homecoming queen. Carrie, Savannah and Sydney were in the stands as their community erupted in cheers.
Adam Sandler
42. Adam Sandler
November 21, 2023
Adam Sandler promotes his new movie "Leo" and the "I Missed You" tour. Jennifer welcomes teacher Alfred "Shivy" Brooks II and his wife Crystal from Atlanta. Alfred went viral after posting a video holding a sign in front of his classroom that read, "Free hug if you need one." Alfred's late son passed in April 2023 at the age of 16 while trying to save four children drowning in a rip current. Since his son's passing, Alfred says it's his duty to redefine who we see young Black males to be, and what it means to show up for young men. Jennifer spotlights viral sensation 8-year-old Ka'Nary "Kanary Yellow" Lynch from Tampa, whose rapping has garnered millions of views online. She's been reposted by numerous celebrities, from Missy Elliott to Viola Davis, and is taking the hip-hop world by storm. She will perform and chat with Jennifer.
Lil Rel Howery, Tara Lipinski
41. Lil Rel Howery, Tara Lipinski
November 20, 2023
Lil Rel Howery promotes his new movie "Dashing Through the Snow." Olympic gold medalist and world champion Tara Lipinski discusses her podcast "Unexpecting."
Blake Shelton
40. Blake Shelton
November 17, 2023
Country music superstar Blake Shelton discusses "Barmageddon" and the "Back to the Honky Tonk" tour. Jennifer welcomes 81-year-old Nora Langdon from Detroit, Michigan, a retired real estate broker turned professional powerlifter.
José Andrés
39. José Andrés
November 16, 2023
Chef and restaurateur José Andrés promotes his graphic novel, "Feeding Dangerously: On the Ground with José Andrés," and World Central Kitchen.
Mariah Carey
38. Mariah Carey
November 15, 2023
Grammy Award-winning artist, "Queen of Christmas," and icon Mariah Carey stops by as part of the show's "Legends" series. Mariah will discuss her "Merry Christmas One and All!" tour.
Mike Epps, Kyra Epps
37. Mike Epps, Kyra Epps
November 14, 2023
Mike and Kyra Epps stop by to discuss theirHGTV series, "Buying Back the Block." Jennifer welcomes Cori Salazar and her husband, Zak Salazar,from Mission Viejo, California, who are parents of three children: 4-year-old Juniper, 3-year-old Delaney, and 21-month-old Luna. Last spring, their lives changed when the couple each received a cancer diagnosis just months apart.
Gabriel Iglesias, Ariana Madix
36. Gabriel Iglesias, Ariana Madix
November 13, 2023
Gabriel Iglesias promotes his comedy tour "Don't Worry Be Fluffy." Ariana Madix discusses competing on "Dancing With the Stars." Jennifer spotlights 14-year-old singer Reid Wilson from Montgomery, Alabama,who recently started posting singing videos on social media but has already caught the attention of millions. Reid will perform and chat with Jennifer.
Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Israel Houghton
35. Adrienne Bailon-Houghton, Israel Houghton
November 10, 2023
Adrienne Bailon-Houghton and Israel Houghton stop by to chat with Jennifer. Jennifer welcomes body language expert Vanessa Van Edwards from Austin, TX, who is abest-selling author, speaker, teacher and body language expert.
John Stamos
34. John Stamos
November 9, 2023
John Stamos chats about his memoir "If You Would Have Told Me." Jennifer spotlights "America's Got Talent" tap dancer Justin Jackson.
Ryan Lochte
33. Ryan Lochte
November 8, 2023
12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte joins Jennifer in the studio. Jennifer welcomes viral UPS driver Carlos Cruz from New York, NY. Jennifer welcomes 5-year-old Colbie Durborow, along with her mom Amanda, from Farmingdale, NJ and her mentor Steph Roach from Phoenix, AZ. Colbie was born 17 weeks premature with cerebral palsy (CP). Steph is an inspirational fitness coach who was also born with CP and is a 6-year cancer survivor. Colbie's mom, Amanda, and Steph met through social media in Feb 2021 and instantly formed a close bond.
Deon Cole, Ryan Lochte
32. Deon Cole, Ryan Lochte
November 7, 2023
Deon Cole discusses hisNetflix stand-up special, "The Improv: 60 & Still Standing." 12-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will teach Jennifer how to swim. Jennifer welcomes back 6-year-old Luke Tillman "Pastor Luke," and his parents Catrina and Ezra Tillman, from Fort Lauderdale, FL, who made his first appearance on the show during season one when he went viral for baptizing his Paw Patrol Dog in the bathtub.
Casey Wilson
31. Casey Wilson
November 6, 2023
Casey Wilson chats about her show"The Great American Baking Show: Celebrity Edition." Jennifer welcomes Inzone Project founder Terrance Wallace from Chicago, IL, whose nonprofit organization provides educational opportunities for Chicago youth from disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Alfonso Ribeiro
30. Alfonso Ribeiro
November 3, 2023
Alfonso Ribeiro promotes "Dancing with the Stars" and "America's Funniest Home Videos." Jennifer welcomes first-grade teacher Sonja White from Desoto, Texas, who went viral after she created a mock trip to Mexico for her students in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Octavia Spencer
29. Octavia Spencer
November 2, 2023
Octavia Spencer promotesthe new projects she executive produced for ID/Discovery, "Feds" and "The Lost Women of Highway 20." Jennifer spotlights accordionist Irany from Mexicali, Mexico, who grew up in a musical family where she learned to play instruments. After Irany's father gave her an accordion, she taught herself how to play. Earlier this year, she was invited to play for global superstar Karol G's Tiny Desk concert and then joined her on her U.S. stadium tour. Irany chats with Jennifer and performs.
Smokey Robinson
28. Smokey Robinson
November 1, 2023
Smokey Robinson promotes his newalbum, "Gasms."
Coi Leray, Sheila E.
27. Coi Leray, Sheila E.
October 31, 2023
Coi Leray promotes her new album "Coi." Sheila E. chats with Jennifer about her CBS game show "Lotería Loca."
Chris Hardwick, Carly Pearce
26. Chris Hardwick, Carly Pearce
October 30, 2023
Chris Hardwick promotes his NBC game show "The Wall." Carly Pearce discusses her Country Music Made Me Do It Tour. Jennifer welcomes 5-year-old Jelijah Diaz from Miami, Florida, who is a talented piano player with perfect pitch. Jelijah started taking lessons at the age of 3 and has won first place in local Miami competitions. Jelijah chats with Jennifer and performs while blindfolded.
Ryan Lochte
25. Ryan Lochte
October 27, 2023
Twelve-time Olympic medalist Ryan Lochte will join Jennifer to teach her how to swim.
Chelsea Handler
24. Chelsea Handler
October 26, 2023
Chelsea Handler returns to promote her comedy tour, "Little Big Bitch." Jennifer welcomes viral TikToker 12-year-old Varonica Mitchell from Henderson, NC. Varonica's videos have garnered millions of views online and have caught the attention of numerous celebrities.
Jaime Camil
23. Jaime Camil
October 25, 2023
Jaime Camil promotes his CBS game show, "Lotería Loca." Jennifer welcomes pilot Zachary Anglin and his wife, Martyana, from Tulsa, OK. In 2019, Zack became the world's first quadruple amputee commercial pilot and flight instructor. Despite encountering regulatory barriers and repeated denials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Zack's determination led him to achieve his dream of becoming a pilot. Zack, originally born in Nigeria, is missing both of his hands and both of his feet.
Derek Hough
22. Derek Hough
October 24, 2023
Derek Hough returns to promote "Dancing with the Stars."
Carrie Ann Inaba
21. Carrie Ann Inaba
October 23, 2023
Carrie Ann Inaba promotes"Dancing with the Stars." Jennifer surprises viral kid music group Biko's Manna, including NoBiko, Manna, and Mfundo. The trio of kids will chat with Jennifer and perform. Jennifer surprises superfan Akilah Grace, and her 6-year-old daughter, Ava, from Birmingham, AL, who wrote into the show to share her breast cancer journey. Akilah was diagnosed with breast cancer in September 2021. After two years of treatments, Akilah is happy to say she's now cancer-free and wants to celebrate by coming to the show.
Tyler Cameron, Nick Viall
20. Tyler Cameron, Nick Viall
October 20, 2023
Tyler Cameron & Nick Viall promote FOX's "Special Forces: World's Toughest Test." Jennifer welcomes 3Ls: Literacy, Leadership and Liberation founder Sabrina "Bri" Moore from Oakland, California. The nonprofit organization founder teaches kids and adults in the community how to read.
Taye Diggs
19. Taye Diggs
October 19, 2023
Taye Diggs promotes his new podcast "You Had Me at Hello." Jennifer welcomes medical students and friends Irvin Garcia and Alexis Aleman from Los Angeles, California, whose social media page "Foos in Medicine" went viral which highlights what it's like being a Latino medical student.
Tiffani Thiessen
18. Tiffani Thiessen
October 18, 2023
Tiffani Thiessen discusses her cookbook, "Here We Go Again: Recipes and Inspiration to Level Up Your Leftovers." Jennifer welcomes 7-year-old author Cassidy Bridges from Brooklyn, New York, who went viral for her response to a stranger complimenting her hair, where she said: "Thank you, it's an Afro!". This May, Cassidy released a book titled "Thank You, It's An Afro", which became a #1 Amazon bestseller. Jennifer welcomes etiquette expert and best-selling author Myka Meier from New York, New York, who is the founder of Beaumont Etiquette and co-founder of the Plaza Hotel's Finishing Program.
Ms. Pat
17. Ms. Pat
October 17, 2023
Ms. Pat promotes her new BET judge series"Ms. Pat Settles It" and comedy tour "Ya Girl Done Made It." Jennifer welcomes viral dancer 6-year-old Salome Rivas ("Baby Salo") from Miami, Florida, who is known for her videos dancing to Latin music, especially reggaeton. Jennifer welcomes professor and The Princess Within Foundation founder Dr. Bernada Baker, and her 6-yeaar-old daughter Bella Baker, from Houston, Texas, whom she adopted after a hurricane.
16. Pentatonix
October 16, 2023
Pentatonix come by to talk about their tour and album "Pentatonix: The Greatest Christmas Hits." Jennifer welcomes WRCB affiliate anchor couple Cornelia Nicholson and Riley Nagel from Chattanooga, Tennessee, whose on-air proposal video went viral. Jennifer welcomes Holliday's Helping Hands founder Katina Holiday "Miss Holliday" from Los Angeles, California. The nonprofit organization helps LA County's general unhoused population and young mothers released from incarceration get back on their feet.
Alex Rodriguez
15. Alex Rodriguez
October 13, 2023
Alex Rodriguez from the Minnesota Timberwolves chats about OraPharma.
Kevin Nealon
14. Kevin Nealon
October 12, 2023
Kevin Nealon stops by to talk about his new comedy tour. Jennifer welcomes medical students and friends Irvin Garcia and Alexis Aleman, who have gone viral for their social media page "Foos in Medicine," highlighting what it's like being a Latino medical student.
Robin Thicke
13. Robin Thicke
October 11, 2023
Robin Thicke chats about "The Masked Singer," his television show on FOX. Jennifer welcomes pracademics Kristi Hadfield from Belpre, Ohio, and Molly Jones from Pennsboro, West Virginia.
Tori Kelly
12. Tori Kelly
October 10, 2023
Tori Kelly stops by to chat with Jennifer about her EP "tori." Jennifer welcomes the Laffin family, who made headlines for discovering the children they adopted separately are biologically related.
Reneé Rapp, Derek Fisher
11. Reneé Rapp, Derek Fisher
October 9, 2023
Reneé Rapp chats about her album "Snow Angel" and performs her single "Tummy Hurts." Five-time NBA champion and former Los Angeles Laker Derek Fisher stops by. Jennifer welcomes motivational speaker and pre-K teacher Alethea Crimmins, who decided to "turn pain into purpose" after being bullied for years
Shaquille O'Neal
10. Shaquille O'Neal
October 6, 2023
Season 2 premiere week wraps with NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal who discusses his upcoming gala "The Event"held in Las Vegas.
Cedric The Entertainer
9. Cedric The Entertainer
October 5, 2023
Jennifer chats with comedian Cedric The Entertainer, talking about his debut novel "Flipping Boxcars" and his latest venture launching barbeque label AC Barbeque with fellow comedian, Anthony Anderson.
Taye Diggs
8. Taye Diggs
October 4, 2023
Multi-talented superstar Taye Diggs chats about his new podcast "You Had Me At Hello."
Leslie Odom Jr., Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
7. Leslie Odom Jr., Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors
October 3, 2023
Actor LESLIE ODOM JR. discusses his role in the upcoming Broadway musical revival "Purlie Victorious," and "Live's Pack Your Bags Week" checks out travel health tips with DR. SAMPSON DAVIS. In addition, music group DREW HOLCOMB & THE NEIGHBORS performs live in studio.
Randy Jackson, Hilarie Burton Morgan
6. Randy Jackson, Hilarie Burton Morgan
October 2, 2023
Kelly and Mark talk with TV personality RANDY JACKSON about the latest on the series "Name That Tune," and HILARIE BURTON MORGAN stops by. Plus, the hosts kick off "Live's Pack Your Bags Week" with travel etiquette tips with travel editor ALISHA PRAKASH.
Luann de Lesseps, Lindsay Arnold
5. Luann de Lesseps, Lindsay Arnold
September 29, 2023
Kelly and Mark catch up with TV personality LUANN DE LESSEPS, and "Live's Let's Dance Week" takes its curtain call with one last lesson on the rumba with "Dancing with the Stars" pro LINDSAY ARNOLD. In addition, JP SAXE performs in studio.
Barbara Corcoran, Barenaked Ladies
4. Barbara Corcoran, Barenaked Ladies
September 28, 2023
The hosts sit down with one of the Sharks from ABC's smash hit series "Shark Tank," BARBARA CORCORAN, and "Live's Let's Dance Week" lines up some country line dancing lessons for Kelly and Mark. Plus, music group BARENAKED LADIES performs in studio.
Hannah Waddingham, Gerry Turner
3. Hannah Waddingham, Gerry Turner
September 27, 2023
HANNAH WADDINGHAM unpacks her role on the new series "Krapopolis." Also, the first-ever Golden Bachelor GERRY TURNER stops by to talk about his journey for love on the new ABC spinoff series, and "Live's Let's Dance Week" slides on with a lesson in salsa dancing.
Season of Surprises!
2. Season of Surprises!
September 26, 2023
Jennifer welcomes paramedic Kristi Hadfield from Belpre, OH and Molly Jones from Pennsboro, WV.
Season 2 Premiere!
1. Season 2 Premiere!
September 25, 2023
Jennifer welcomes superfan couple Traci Caudle and Pat Jean-Baptiste, from Los Angeles, CA who were married this past summer. Traci and Pat receive a special surprise from Jennifer on their wedding day that they'll never forget. Jennifer also welcomes Tiare Lawrence from Lahaina, HI who recently gained national attention for her philanthropic work after the devastating Maui Fires that broke out in August.
  • Premiere Date
    September 12, 2022
  • IMDB Rating
    4.4  (235)