Over 20 years after his groundbreaking VH1 talk show ended, RuPaul Charles is getting another shot at hosting his own chat program — this time on network television.
The iconic drag performer, 58, will host a new daytime television talk show for Fox, the network announced Tuesday.
It will reportedly launch in the fall of 2019 and will be filmed in front of a live audience with Ru’s own positive and aspirational point of view, interviewing celebrities, playing games, and dishing on pop culture.
Michelle Visage is also expected to play a major role. (She said in a recent interview that the goal all along was for Ru to have a talk show. They already have podcast and know how to talk their faces off, so this is a no-brainer.)
Mama Ru had a talk show on VH1 produced by WOW in the 90s, called The RuPaul Showwhich was WAY ahead of its time, if you ask me. The timing for this new show, after the success of RuPaul’s Drag Race, seems perfect.
One of the release adds: “Entertaining and heartfelt in everything he does, the show will feature Charles’ modern take on the talk format.”
“[RuPaul] will showcase his aspirational message with celebrity and newsmaker interviews, along with empowering everyday people to become their best selves.”
“His sense of beauty, make-up and style will make the runway work for everyone.”
In addition to this new daytime talk show, RuPaul will also continue hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race as well as the newly announced RuPaul’s Drag Race: UK. He is also a judge on the CBS talent competition The World’s Best. He has taken some notable acting roles recently also, such as recurring in Girlboss, Grace and Frankie, and Broad City. Next up, he is co-creating and starring in the new Netflix comedy series AJ and the Queen, and Hulu is developing a documentary about his life.
To catch the premiere of RuPaul, tune into your local Fox station on June 10.
Source – people.com, worldofwonder.net, elitedaily.com, pinknews.co.uk