RuPaul lands daytime talk show pilot

By : MARIAH COOPER OF THE WASHINGTON BLADE, COURTESY OF THE NATIONAL LGBT MEDIA ASSOCIATION
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RuPaul is filming a pilot for a daytime talk show.

According to Variety, the pilot is for Telepictures, which is a part of Warner Bros. Television. Telepictures is behind popular shows such as “The Ellen DeGeneres Show,” “The Real” and “TMZ Live.”

Ru will 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.” However, he won’t be doing any cooking or exercise segments. The show will be filmed in front of a live audience.

Ru’s collaborator and friend Michelle Visage is also expected to have a major part in the show.

The series is slated for a fall 2019 release.

This is one of a few upcoming television projects RuPaul is working on. He will star, executive produce and write for the Netflix comedy series “AJ and the Queen.” Hulu is also developing a series based on RuPaul’s life which will by executive produced by J.J. Abrams’ production company Bad Robot.

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