Harry Connick Jr.'s new show "HARRY" debuts on ABC2

Posted at 6:06 PM, Sep 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-13 18:55:28-04

You've seen him on album covers, sitcoms, reality TV, and the big screen, but now he's taking on a different genre. In his new show called "HARRY," Harry Connick, Jr. wants to bring the party to you.

“There's huge amounts of interaction between the audience and the band and me and the guests. It's going to be funny, there's going to be man on the street stuff, there will be incredibly inspiring stories from incredible women. We have a segment called 'Harry's Leading Ladies,' which celebrates everyday women that are deserving of recognition of accomplishments that they've done and it's going to be a wild ride man, everyday,” Connick said.

There's also no set format, keeping everyday viewers guessing.

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“So, I'm not going to come out and deliver a monologue and then have three celebrity guests and a band. It's going to be different every day and that's what's exciting. So, you'll have to tune in because every day's going to be a different approach,” Connick said.

Executive producers and brothers, Justin and Eric Stangel, previously worked on the David Letterman show. They plan to include some of the late night humor in an earlier time slot.

“There's a late night sensibility to the show and a very funny sort of culture around this show because they're so funny. We love doing man on the street stuff, they started a lot of that man on the street stuff with Dave and we're just having a ball meeting people and getting silly,” Connick said.

In addition to the comedy segments, there will be human interest stories, celebrity interviews, and of course, music.

“Music will be a huge part of every show, it's just a matter of the day, yah know? It could be me singing a ballad to someone in the audience, it could be me doing a second line with my band around the studio, we just don't know,”Connick said.

“HARRY” airs every weekday at 4 p.m. on ABC2.

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