It looks like we’ll be seeing a lot more of RuPaul on television.
The Emmy-winning host may be coming to daytime TV with a talk show pilot for Telepictures, according to Variety.
The show is aiming for a fall 2019 launch and will be filmed in front of a live audience. The personality will reportedly bring “his unique, positive, and aspirational point of view to the format, interviewing celebrities, giving beauty and glam tips, playing games, and dishing on pop culture.” Telepictures is also behind Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show and The Real, making this show another potential big hit. Michelle Visage, frequent collaborator and judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race, will also “play a major role.”
RuPaul also has an upcoming Netflix comedy series, AJ and the Queen, that he’s producing, and a Hulu series based on his life, with J.J. Abrams as an executive producer.
While RuPaul is commonly known as a problematic fave in the QPOC community for his transphobia, particularly in relation to former contestants on Drag Race, we’re curious to see how the show will play out. Having a talk show could also be an incredible opportunity for him to delve deeper into these issues and provide space for real and honest conversations and learning experiences. We’ll definitely be sipping our tea in the meantime—in anticipation.