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RuPaul to Film Daytime Talkshow Pilot

Wednesday Jul 11, 2018

Is RuPaul going to give Ellen a run for her money?

The drag queen superstar is doubling down on his hosting duties: Mama Ru will also be hosting a daytime talk show, according to Variety.

The "Drag Race" host, who snagged two Emmy Awards for hosting the hit reality competition show, is attempting to break into the daily talk show arena and will film a pilot for Telepictures.

Variety reports the show is aiming to be released in the fall of 2019 and will be filmed in front of a live audience. The show will feature RuPaul bringing 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 outlet writes. Variety adds: "He's not expected to do cooking or exercise segments, which have been typical daytime fare. Frequent collaborator Michelle Visage is also expected to play a major role."

This isn't the only non "Drag Race" TV project RuPaul is working on. He's also developing a Netflix series called "AJ and the Queen," where he'll also star, write and executive produce alongside Michael Patrick King. On top of that, Hulu is developing a series based on the performer's life with J.J. Abrams ("Star Wars: The Force Awakens") executive producing.


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