Kellie Pickler’s ‘Pickler & Ben’ Racks Up Three Daytime Emmy Nods
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced Wednesday (Mar. 21) that Kellie Pickler's talk show with Ben Aaron, Pickler & Ben, has been nominated for three Daytime Emmy Awards, something that's got all parties involved pretty excited.
And with good reason: This marks a nice feat, considering the show is in its first season. Hosts Pickler and Aaron are nominated in the category of Outstanding Informative Talk Show Hosts, set hairstylist Debbie Dover Hall is nominated for Outstanding Hairstyling, and show Director Joe Terry and Associate Director Wesley MacMillan are nominated for Outstanding Directing in a Talk Show/Entertainment News/Morning Program.
The show was recently renewed for a second season. It's shot in front of a live studio audience in Nashville, and it offers guest appearances by various celebrities, as well as special segments highlighting community do-gooders and members of the military and their families. There are also home design, cooking and specialty DIY projects featured.
Faith Hill is one of the show's producers and had a heavy hand in the design of the modern farmhouse set, among other things. Dolly Parton, Tim McGraw, Little Big Town and Reba McEntire are just a few in country music who appeared on the show in Season 1, in addition to designer Christian Soriano, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition's Ty Pennington and more.
"We just feel blessed to be in everyone's homes in the morning or afternoon and just be a bright part of their day," Pickler has said of the show.
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