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Jennifer Hudson, Sherri Shepherd Part of Daytime TV Makeover

Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 75th annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2022, in New York. Hudson will host a new talk show,“The Jennifer Hudson Show," starting Monday. She is among the newcomers jumping into the void left by the departure of long-running shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and Maury Povich. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
Jennifer Hudson arrives at the 75th annual Tony Awards on June 12, 2022, in New York. Hudson will host a new talk show,“The Jennifer Hudson Show," starting Monday. She is among the newcomers jumping into the void left by the departure of long-running shows hosted by Ellen DeGeneres, Wendy Williams and Maury Povich. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)
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Los Angeles (AP) -- Ask veteran television executive Frank Cicha to recall the last time the daytime TV schedule has seen such turnover, and he has a ready answer: Never.

“Never,” he repeated. “There's been sort of signature tumultuous moments,” including Oprah Winfrey ending her 25-year run in 2011. But the “en masse” exit of shows and the relatively few new ones replacing them is unprecedented, he said.