Warner Bros. Television Group’s daytime talk show “The Jennifer Hudson Show” is welcoming the cast of the Emmy Award-winning comedy series “Abbott Elementary” for a special week of programming, inclusive of a dedicated “Abbott Elementary” x JHUD Watch and Win sweepstakes, all starting on Monday, April 8.  


Monday, April 8  

QUINTA BRUNSON  (“Abbott Elementary”)

TABITHA BROWN    (“I Did A Thing: 30 Days to Living Free”)

Jennifer also welcomes Deanna Dixon, a single mom and full-time rideshare driver from Atlanta, GA. Known as “The Rideshare Queen” on social media, Deanna’s viral videos, combining carpool karaoke, cab confessions, and life talk, have amassed over 20 million views. Her goal is to make sure passengers leave better than how they arrived.

Tuesday, April 9                                     

TYLER JAMES WILLIAMS  (“Abbott Elementary”)   


Jennifer also welcomes Ford McLiney from Kansas City, MO, a high-level athlete who has found solace in diving amid struggles with his sexuality. Encouraged by an online friendship with openly gay swimmer Ryan Dafforn, Ford now works as a recruiter and diving coach, aiming to support other athletes. 

Wednesday, April 10                                     


Jennifer also welcomes Bryan Ross from Beaumont, CA, a P.E. teacher and coach at Ánimo Venice Charter High School. His wife, Janet, wrote to celebrate Bryan’s dedication to mentoring and coaching students in a Title 1 school. As a Watts neighborhood native, Bryan is driven by the area’s challenges to give back through education, offering life experiences to bridge the gap for underserved communities.

Thursday, April 11                                                   


Jennifer also welcomes Scripps National Spelling Bee Winner Dev Shah from Largo, FL. Additionally, Jennifer welcomes Anthony Sanchez from Fort Worth, TX.  Anthony was paralyzed in a motorcycle accident seven months before the birth of his daughter Mia. Anthony believes his daughter’s birth turned his life around. Dubbed “Wheelchair Papi,” he’s become a social media sensation, raising awareness for the wheelchair community, offering support, and inspiring others to thrive despite challenges.

Friday, April 12 

LISA ANN WALTER (“Abbott Elementary”

CHEF KWAME joins Jennifer in a cooking demo

Jennifer also welcomes 17-year-old Dr. Dorothy Tillman from Chicago, IL, who recently made headlines for earning her PhD in Integrated Behavioral Health from Arizona State University. Dr. Tillman’s educational journey includes earning her associate degree at age 10, her bachelor’s degree at age 12, and her master’s degree by age 14. In 2020, she founded the ‘Dorothy Jeanius STEAM Leadership Institute for Kids’ in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood. Despite her impressive accomplishments, she considers herself an average teenager and is currently preparing for prom.

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” airs weekdays. Check your local listings or visit www.jenniferhudsonshow.com.

“The Jennifer Hudson Show” 

New Season, New Surprises on the hit Daytime Emmy-Award nominated talk series “The Jennifer Hudson Show,” hosted by multi-hyphenate Jennifer Hudson.  Season two of “The Jennifer Hudson Show” premiered October 2.  The show is filled with exciting, unexpected moments around every corner for viewers at home, fans on the street, and in-studio audiences alike!  The one-hour national syndicated program features celebrity guests, viral sensations, music, and a destination to celebrate exceptional community heroes.  Tune in for fun, laughter, and heartwarming moments as “The Jennifer Hudson Show” spreads inspiration through extraordinary stories, talents, and passions, plus watch Jennifer change lives across the nation, one surprise at a time!  

Renewed for Season 3, “The Jennifer Hudson Show” received six Daytime Emmy Award Nominations and received two NAACP Image Awards for “Outstanding Talk Show Series” and “Outstanding Talk Show Host.”  Jennifer was also honored as one of People Magazine’s “People of the Year” and one of Glamour Magazine’s “Women of the Year.” The show also received nominations for the 2023 and 2024 People’s Choice Awards and GLAAD Media Awards.

Produced by JHUD Productions and Warner Bros. Unscripted Television in association with Telepictures and distributed in national syndication by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, “The Jennifer Hudson Show” is executive produced by Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Oscar® and Tony® winner Jennifer Hudson, Mary Connelly, Andy Lassner, Corey Palent, Graehme Morphy and Walter Williams III.  For more information, visit www.jenniferhudsonshow.com.

“Abbott Elementary” x JHud Watch & Win Sweepstakes

To celebrate this extraordinary week, the show is launching the “Abbott Elementary” x JHud Sweepstakes, where participants can win a bundle of “Abbott” merchandise, and a dedicated poster signed by Jennifer Hudson. For official rules visit: https://jenniferhudsonshow.com/pages/abbott-elementary-watch-and-win-sweepstakes-official-rules/

“Abbott Elementary” (Wednesdays, 9:00-9:32 p.m. ET/PT, on ABC; Streams on Hulu)

“Abbott Elementary” stars Emmy® Award winner Quinta Brunson as Janine Teagues, Tyler James Williams as Gregory Eddie, Janelle James as Ava Coleman, Chris Perfetti as Jacob Hill, Lisa Ann Walter as Melissa Schemmenti, William Stanford Davis as Mr. Johnson and Emmy Award winner Sheryl Lee Ralph as Barbara Howard.

Quinta Brunson created the series and serves as executive producer alongside Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker of Delicious Non-Sequitur Productions, Randall Einhorn and Brian Rubenstein. The series is produced by Warner Bros. Television and 20th Television, a part of Disney Television Studios.