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Harry Connick Jr. Debuts New Daytime Talk Show He Hopes Is Different

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Actor/singer Harry Connick Jr. attends The 2016 NBCUniversal TCA Summer Tour Day 1, in Beverly Hills, California, on August 2, 2016. (Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images)
 

By    |   Monday, 12 Sep 2016 05:28 PM

Harry Connick Jr.’s new daytime talk show, “Harry,” is seeking to break the slump of quickly canceled shows like those by Meredith Viera and Katie Couric.

Part improv show and part musical variety show, the program is being characterized as a party in the daytime that is different from others that have come before it.

While his show will have celebrity interviews, Connick said at the Television Critics Association’s summer press tour he won’t engage in games or put guests in dunk tanks, Variety reported. He also won’t pre-interview them to avoid sounding canned and overly prepared.

Connick is hoping the element of surprise will woo guests that may not be interested in the usual fare.

Other unique aspects of “Harry” include an unsung heroes segment where Connick shows up at the door of someone who badly needs a break from a difficult life. Connick will intentionally be kept in the dark and will need to discover along with everyone else why the guest is a hero. He will then send them to a spa day or other treat while the show takes care of the responsibilities for a day. “I want to have it completely unstructured,” he told the Los Angeles Times in an interview.

Whether he’s stuffing almost three dozen grapes into his mouth or getting an exclusive look at the set of the returning TV show “Empire,” Connick wants to show his audience that he’s having fun with life, and they can share in that experience with him.

“Harry” plans to be as surprising as life can often be, in a fun and interesting way. From singing with his touring band to comedic segments and human interest stories, Connick plans to be around for a long time, says Broadway World.

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