Grammy and Emmy winner Harry Connick Jr. enters the daytime genre with this lighthearted show that puts the focus on family-friendly entertainment rather than the conflict-driven topics of other daytime fare. Connick's stated goal is to "bring the party back to daytime" through a format reminiscent of popular variety shows of yesteryear. Regular segments on "Harry" include man-on-the-street interviews, stunts, audience participation and -- of course -- musical performances, because you can't have a Harry Connick Jr.-hosted show without music. The hour-long series includes a hefty dose of comedy, with brothers Justin and Eric Stangel among the executive producers -- a position they previously held on "Late Show With David Letterman."
There's plenty of drama at the Gatsby Salon in New Jersey, where big hair, big nails, and a constant tan are de rigueur. The high-end salon has recently undergone a complete makeover of its own and is now as state-of-the-art as it can be. Owner Gayle and daughter Christy are feeling the pressure to make the shop a success -- and the ongoing drama among the staff is just one more stressor. Stylist Anthony, who owns his own salon but works at the Gatsby while it's being revamped, is unfazed by the female drama surrounding him there. Alexa, who has a sideline business doing makeup for brides on the weekends, has dreams of her own and very definite feelings about what constitutes Jersey style. And Gigi, who dreams of a husband and family, is working on reconciling with the love of her life while styling hair at the salon.