Is the queen of all queens about to become the next queen of daytime?
Variety is reporting that RuPaul is filming a talk show pilot for Telepictures, the Warner Bros. production company behind The Ellen DeGeneres Show and—for all of you ’90s kids out there—The Rosie O’Donnell Show.
A fall 2019 premiere date is being targeted, and the show will be filmed in front of a live studio audience. According to Variety, Ru will host, and “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.”
The trade paper also reports that the glamazon’s show will not contain cooking or exercise segments, but his closest squirrel friend, Michelle Visage, is “expected to play a major role.”
Are you gagged?!
The description of the series is giving us serious RuPaul Show vibes, which was Ru and Michelle’s late-night talk show that ran on VH1 for two seasons back in 1996.
We are surprised that Ru has any time left in his schedule. In addition to hosting RuPaul’s Drag Race, he is also starring in a new Netflix series, AJ and the Queen, for Netflix, voicing Corny the Unicorn on World of Wonder’s Drag Tots, and Hulu is currently developing a series based on his life as a New York club kid.
Honestly, the more RuPaul on our TVs the better, and we can’t wait until the Supermodel of the World is telling daytime audiences nationwide: “Everybody say love!”