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Behind the scenes at new talk show 'Pickler & Ben'

New talk show debuts Monday
Posted at 2:51 PM, Sep 15, 2017

A new and exciting talk show is coming to daytime TV Monday and it stars country singer Kellie Pickler and Emmy Award-winning reporter Ben Aaron.
You might recognize Kellie from American Idol and Ben as the husband of Good Morning America’s Ginger Zee.
Kellie grew up a southern girl in North Carolina, while Ben spent most of his life a city boy in New York. Kellie and Ben couldn’t be more opposite, but the core of who they are is what audiences say makes the show dynamic and always entertaining. 
The show's creator, county superstar Faith Hill says, viewers will love the wide range of topics including home design, cooking, beauty, fashion and entertainment.
Kellie says, one of her favorite parts of the show is sharing the stories and ideas of real people doing creative things.  “We get to help amazing people with great ideas and help their products come to light and just be in good company.”
Ben's favorite part about the show is that it’s filmed in Nashville. He says, “most shows are in Los Angeles, New York or Chicago, not Nashville.”
This is the first time a nationally syndicated daytime talk show has ever been filmed in America’s music city.
The first guest of the show is Kimberley Schlapman of country band Little Big Town.
Kimberley says, “it’s so relaxed, cozy and warm. The whole crew is so welcoming. Kellie and Ben are like old friends.”
The show is sophisticated and insightful, but Schlapman says, “this show is all about southern hospitality and everyone is going to find something they love on the show.”
You can catch Pickler & Ben Monday, September 18. Check your local listings to find out the exact air time.