Back in October, Deadline.com reported that Kris Jenner was in talks for her own daily hour-long celebrity and lifestyle-based talk show following guest-hosting stints on The Talk and Today.
And the news was confirmed Monday that six years of exploiting your kids so brazenly that you feel comfortable wishing for more kids to monetize will be rewarded with your own show.
Eponymous Kris, “produced by Twentieth Television” and executive produced by Jenner, will a test run this summer on “Fox-owned stations in markets including New York and Los Angeles.”
Stephen Brown, EVP of Development & Programming, Twentieth TV says: “Whether offering real advice to her family or sharing personal moments with viewers, Kris is honest, compelling, entertaining, and unscripted… all excellent qualities for a daytime talk show host.”
Frank Cicha, SVP of Programming, Fox Television Stations adds: “Wouldn’t be summer without at least one test, would it? In all seriousness, we go into this believing that if it works, the Kris Jenner program could really compliment what we’ve got going with Wendy, Bethenny, etc.”
Jenner also released a statement: “This is something I have wanted to do all my life so it’s definitely a dream come true!”
Incidentally, Todd Waterman, with whom Jenner cheated on her first husband in the 80s, bad-mouthed Jenner to In Touch Weekly last year prior to being hired as cast on her show. At the time, Waterman called Jenner a fame-whore and a bad mother who raised her kids to value sex and money, like she did, above all else. He said the momager literally groomed her kids for fame and ostensibly thought nothing of exploiting them to become famous herself.
Waterman said: “It was a steady, superficial diet of what to wear, who your friends are, where to be seen and what car to drive. [Jenner] prized fame, money and sex above all else. Early on, it was made clear to me that Kris desired a celebrity lifestyle.” He continued: “Observing her mother’s conduct while growing up helped push Kim to mimic Kris and led to a constant need for attention, her attraction to athletes and her failed first marriage… On the plus side, Kim has inherited her mom’s work ethic.”