RuPaul's self-titled talk show gets summer premiere date, fun teaser clip
Hello, hello, hello, daytime television!
Emmy-winning reality TV host, actor, singer, and producer RuPaul has unveiled the official details of his forthcoming, self-titled talk show, which is set to premiere the first of its daily episodes Monday, June 10, on Fox-owned stations around the country.
The limited three-week run will see the RuPaul’s Drag Race host bringing his “distinctive voice, exceptional interview skills, passion for helping others and inclusive brand of humor to broadcast television,” per a press release. The project is billed as a “modern take on the talk format,” featuring celebrity discussions, newsmaker interviews, and a thematic throughline of self-empowerment through beauty, makeup, and style.
Alongside the premiere announcement, RuPaul also debuted a first-look clip from the project (above), which sees the 58-year-old strutting down a runway to greet a cheering audience.
“Everybody say ‘love!’ That’s what this show is all about: spreading love,” Ru says ahead of imparting his iconic mantra to the crowd. “It starts with loving yourself, because if you can’t love yourself, how in the hell are you gonna love somebody else. Can I get an ‘amen’ up in here? It starts with you, and it starts right here, right now.”
“Now more than ever before we need a global voice that will help everyday people navigate this unique time in history,” RuPaul added in a statement. “Not only do I want to be a part of that conversation, I want to help facilitate it.”
Executive producers on the program include Jill Van Lokeren (Michelle Obama’s Becoming book tour, The Oprah Winfrey Show) and RuPaul’s Drag Race collaborators Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell (for World of Wonder). Telepictures, a unit of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, will produce.
RuPaul premieres June 10 on select Fox stations, including WNYW FOX 5 in New York City and KTTV FOX 11 in Los Angeles, with further stations and air times to be announced in the weeks ahead. For now, watch the inaugural RuPaul teaser in the video above.
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