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Mama Kardashian, a.k.a. Kris Jenner, lands talk show

Kris Jenner (Michael Buckner/GETTY IMAGES FOR SONY)

Technically, the older Kardashian is getting a six-week tryout as a daytime host this summer.

NewsCorporation’s Fox TV Stations division, and its syndication operation Twentieth Television, said Jenner would get a test run on select Fox-owned TV stations, of which Washington’s WTTG is one, though the station’s not saying if it’s among those selected.

“Kris” will be pop-culture driven, and deliver to viewers a “daily jolt of celebrity guests, fashion and beauty trends, plus a mix of lifestyle topics,” Twentieth TV said Monday, clarifying it would not be a political talk show, as you might have thought.

Jenner would be the second Kardashian Klan member with a job at the corporation; daughter Khloe is “The X Factor” Ko-host best known for reading her cue cards like she’s taking the eye exam ad the DMV. “How Does it Feel?” is her trademark question on the Simon Cowell-created singing competition — in fact, it’s her only question.

The “Kris” announcement was made the same day Twentieth TV announced it had renewed its syndicated celebrity newsmag “Dish Nation,” but the company’s lips are still sealed as to the fate of its Ricki Lake talker, which has been the subject of “to be plowed under” speculation.

Twentieth TV exec vp Stephen Brown said Monday he thinks Jenner’s show will complement the operation’s Wendy Williams and Bethenny Frankel talk shows — both of which also started as six-week test runs.



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