You Better Work: RuPaul Daytime Talk Show Coming This Summer
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Steve Harvey and Michael Strahan better make way for another brother to join the daytime talk show circuit.

Multiple Emmy Award winner RuPaul is revisiting the format as host of an eponymous gabfest for Fox networks, starting June 10.

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Announced Tuesday, the show will air weekdays for a limited run of three weeks, and will be broadcast on select Fox stations, including WNYW Fox-5 in New York and KTTV Fox-11 in Los Angeles.

“Now more than ever before, we need a global voice that will help everyday people navigate this unique time in history,” RuPaul said in a statement. “Not only do I want to be a part of that conversation, I want to help facilitate it.”

The network promises RuPaul will “feature Charles’ modern take on the talk format” and “will showcase his aspirational message with celebrity and newsmaker interviews, along with empowering everyday people to become their best selves.”

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RuPaul, who also goes by his birth name of RuPaul Charles, previously hosted a groundbreaking nighttime VH1 talk show during the 1990s on the heels of his platinum-selling, chart-topping hit “(Supermodel) You Better Work.”

Premiering in 1996, the show made him the first openly gay host of a national television program in the United States. Throughout its two-season run, The RuPaul Show produced over 100 episodes, featuring numerous celebrity guests.

In addition to his hit show, RuPaul’s Drag Race, his drag appearances, books, a new doll, and album releases, RuPaul is currently a judge on CBS’ talent competition The World’s Best. He also hosts RuPaul: What’s The Tee?, a weekly podcast with gal pal Michelle Visage.


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