Over two decades after his groundbreaking VH1 talk show finished up, the world's most famous drag queen, Ru Paul Charles, is getting another shot at hosting his own chat program — this time on network television.
The 58-year-old – who most will know host of the cult hit "RuPaul's Drag Race" – is getting his own talk show on 10 June on Fox, the network announced Tuesday.
Aptly titled RuPaul, the show will air Monday through Friday for a limited three-week run beginning June 10, and will be broadcast on select Fox stations including WNYW Fox-5 in New York and KTTV Fox-11 in LA.
“Now more than ever before we need a global voice that will help everyday people navigate this unique time in history,” Charles said in a statement.
“Not only do I want to be a part of that conversation, I want to help facilitate it.”
His first talk show, The RuPaul Show, debuted on VH1 in 1996, making Charles the first openly gay host of a national television program in the US. Throughout its two-season run, the show produced over 100 episodes featuring celebrity guests, including Cher and Diana Ross.
“Entertaining and heartfelt in everything he does, the show will feature Charles’ modern take on the talk format,” the network says.
“He will showcase his aspirational message with celebrity and newsmaker interviews, along with empowering everyday people to become their best selves. His sense of beauty, make-up and style will make the runway work for everyone. Charles’ 20-plus years interviewing and coaching along with his own evolution in music, fashion, style and media will inspire audiences daily.”