The cast of“American Fiction,”including Jeffrey Wright, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Erika Alexander stop by.
Melissa Peterman promotes theFOX game show “Person, Place, or Thing.”
Tuesday, December 12
Tony Shalhoub chats about “Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie.”
Jennifer welcomes 15-year-old Dejuan “DJ” Strickland from St. Louis, Missouri, who made headlines for raising money to eliminate school lunch debt for students at his former elementary school through his initiative Team Tech Boy Lunch Heroes. DJ decided to create this initiative after he experienced what it was like not having enough money for school lunch when he was in fourth grade.
Jennifer welcomes Adrene “AC” Clemons from Las Vegas, Nevada, an assistant director of the Boys and Girls Club South Nevada (BGCSNV). At 9 months old, AC was badly burned and his parents were told he wouldn’t survive 72 hours. After spending two years in intensive care, AC grew up to become a performer and high school sports star. AC began helping children with disabilities to read, write, sing, and dance at BGCSNV, and the clubhouse says, “AC is one of the most inspirational staff members, loved by not only the kids but the staff as well, due to his contagious positive spirit.”
Wednesday, December 13
“Property Brothers” Drew and Jonathan Scott chat about“Celebrity IOU.”
Jennifer welcomes superfan 11-year-old Ar’Miah Gilchrist, her parents Mariah and Jamie, and her brothers Jamie, Cayden, and Christian from Prince George,Virginia. A few months after Ar’Miah was born, doctors told Mariah and Jamie that their daughter was blind and had a growth hormone deficiency. Growing up, Ar’Miah experienced everything from bullying at school to getting made fun of in public. To show the world her daughter was capable of anything she set her mind to, Mariah started recording motivational videos capturing Ar’Miah’s infectious energy that have gone viral.
Thursday, December 14
Janelle Monáe discusses her album“The Age of Pleasure.”
Friday, December 15
The iconic Oprah Winfrey, director Blitz Bazawule and the cast of “The Color Purple,” including Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Danielle Brooks, Taraji P. Henson, Phylicia Pearl Mpasi, Corey Hawkins and Colman Domingo are set to appear on “The Jennifer Hudson Show” for an exclusive cast talk show appearance to discuss their new musical adaptation of “The Color Purple.”