Daytime television, the Bermuda Triangle of many a celebrity career, somehow still gets into a famous person’s brain under the thought, “I’LL be the one who finally gets it right!” Everyone from dark lord Pimp Mama Kris to plain ol’ good person Meredith Vieira has tried and failed their way through daytime TV. Next up at the plate is RuPaul, as he is said to have landed a deal for a talk show pilot.
Variety says Mama Ru is filming a pilot for Telepictures, which is the same company that does Ellen DeGeneres’ show. Admittedly, they also did Bethenny Frankel’s, so tread lightly, gurl! Producers are planning to launch Ru’s show in the fall of 2019 and is expected to be filmed in front of a live studio audience that I really hope is just a bunch of drag queens instead of the “Santa is white” crowd drawn to Megyn Kelly’s show. Ru is said to be skipping cooking segments and will instead zero in on celebrity interviews, pop culture, and beauty and glam tips because everyone’s mother should return to Montana after a trip to New York looking like Sharon Needles or else that trip didn’t mean jack shit!
Michelle Visage will also have a big part in the show, which has a lot of people fapping about how this is going to be the great big return of The RuPaul Show. Lawd, if that duo can somehow convince Diana Ross into appearing on this new version like they did the old (see: below), then sign me up. However, I imagine will be along the lines of Michelle barking at someone’s Aunt Bernice after a makeover that she won’t be able to take home her bedazzled Kohl’s blazer unless she can perfectly nail a lip-synch to “Peanut Butter.” Actually, that kind of makeover sounds like it will blow Kathie Lee Gifford’s alcohol hour out of the water!