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Harry Connick Jr. Takes His Southern Charm and Wit to Daytime TV

31 August 2016 9:45 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Whenever Harry Connick Jr.’s name popped up on the guest list for “The Late Show With David Letterman,” Eric and Justin Stangel didn’t worry about that night’s show.

The brothers — head writers for “The Late Show” for 17 years — knew that Connick was money as a guest. He was a favorite of Letterman’s because he was funny, fearless, and fast on his feet. The New Orleans native proved a natural raconteur who could effortlessly roll with whatever Letterman tossed at him over 21 appearances between 1993 and 2014.

Starting Sept. 12, those qualities will get a workout from the other side of the desk when Connick debuts as host of “Harry,” a syndicated daytime series that he promises will be unlike any other hour on television. The Stangel brothers developed the show with Connick, and the three share executive producer credit.

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