TODAY With Hoda & Jenna is taking things to the next level!
On Thursday, Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager announced a very exciting change to the fourth hour of the TODAY show—a live audience. Specifically, Thursdays and Fridays (starting Feb. 6), Kotb and Bush Hager will film before a live studio audience.
This new venture has been appropriately named Hoda & Jenna & Friends—and the TODAY personalities have already promised “so many surprises” for viewers.
“We have a new home!” the co-hosts revealed in an on-air promo. “We’ve been in your house, and now, it’s time for you to come to our house. We call it Hoda & Jenna & Friends, and all that’s missing is you!”
According to Variety, Hoda & Jenna & Friends‘ new home is none other than the iconic Studio 6A, which previously housed David Letterman‘s Late Night and Megyn Kelly‘s Megyn Kelly Today.
This exciting update comes almost a year after the former first daughter was formally announced as Kotb’s new permanent co-host. As E! readers surely know, the 38-year-old news personality joined the 10 a.m. TODAY team after Kathie Lee Gifford‘s departure.
“I’m so excited! I want to cry,” a thrilled Bush Hager gushed. “Why am I crying? ‘Cause, we’re having a baby, y’all! This type of baby, not a person, but a show.”
Kotb shared similar sentiments as she noted that this change is “big.”
“I love that we have a special title for those special days, the Thursdays and Fridays. It’s Hoda & Jenna & Friends,” the TODAY veteran expressed. “Here’s the thing, a lot of people I know want to watch the show. They’re like, ‘We want to come and see it.”https://www.eonline.com/”
For Kotb and Bush Hager’s big announcement, be sure to watch clip above! Also, if you’re interested in being a part of the Hoda & Jenna & Friends audience, click HERE.
TODAY With Hoda & Jenna airs weekdays at 10 a.m. on NBC.
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