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Fans were not expecting to see Drew Barrymore become the host of her own talk show. Barrymore isn't the only surprising celebrity to host a talk show...take a look at what other stars had their own show.


 Kris Jenner

Mom of the Kardashian family, Kris Jenner had her own short-lived talk show, Kris. The show premiered July 15, 2013 on Fox stations. The most memorable moment was the final episode when Kanye West appeared and released the first photo of North West, his child with Kim Kardashian. The show was cancelled after airing one season with 30 episodes.

Khloé Kardashian 

Khloé Kardashian hosted her own talk show that aired on FYI called Kocktails with Khloé. The pop culture and variety show premiered on January 20, 2016 and featured big name guests like Cardi B, Tori Spelling, and of course her Kardashian family. The final episode aired on April 20, 2016 and was cancelled after one season with 14 episodes.

Busy Philips

Star of Dawson's Creek and Cougar Town, Busy Philips aired her late-night talk show Busy Tonight on the E! network. The show was a half-hour format that premiered on October 28, 2018. Philips made her show welcoming to notable guests including Mindy Kaling, Kristen Bell, and more! On May 5, 2019 Philips broke the news that E! had cancelled her show after airing for one season with 105 episodes. Philips plans to find a new network to air her show, but for now Philips is the host of her own podcast, Busy Philipps is Doing Her Best.

Tony Danza

Who's The Boss and Angels in the Outfield star Tony Danza also had his own talk show that aired on ABC and was filmed in New York City. The show had a popular game show segment, "Extravadanza" that featured a Plinko-style board and popular celebrity guests and music segments. The Tony Danza show aired for two seasons with 330 episodes.

Bethenny Frankel

Former Real Housewives of New York City star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel had her own talk show that premiered on June 11, 2012, called Bethenny. The show was created and co-produced by Frankel and Ellen DeGeneres that featured various celebrity guests, lifestyle tips, and cooking segments. On February 14, 2014 it was announced the talk show was cancelled. The show aired for one season with 170 episodes.

Bonnie Hunt

You may remember Bonnie Hunt for starring in films like Rain Man, The Green Mile, and Cheaper by the Dozen. However, on September 8, 2008 The Bonnie Hunt Show premiered with a major first guest, Robin Williams. The show aired for two seasons airing 452 episodes.

George Lopez

Actor and comedian, George Lopez was the first Mexican-American to host his own late-night talk show that aired on TBS. Lopez had funny monologues and many interviews with musical and celebrity guests. However, when Conan O'Brien joined TBS to host his own late-night talk show after conflicts with NBC, Lopez was moved from his 11:00 pm time slot to midnight. This change caused ratings to decline and led the show to be cancelled. The final episode aired on August 12, 2011 after two seasons airing 286 episodes.

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