RuPaul’s daytime talk show not making headway on Fox stations – The Hollywood Reporter
A syndicated talk show starring RuPaul will not go ahead for a nationwide launch.
The show, featuring the RuPaul’s Drag Race Host and executive producer interviewing celebrities and reporters, ran a three-week trial over the summer on seven Fox stations. The station band has done several such trials in recent years, and the game show 25 words or less, which made its debut in the fall, is the result of such a race.
Fox stations also did a summer test at Jerry o, a show hosted by Jerry O’Connell and produced by Debmar-Mercury and Lionsgate’s Funny or Die, in the summer. The fate of this show remains to be determined, as does that of Central avenue, a Will Packer entertainment show that ran for five weeks in the fall.
RuPaul was produced by Drag race production company World of Wonder and Warner Media’s Telepictures and distributed by Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution. WOW’s Jill Van Lokeren and Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell produced executives.
News from RuPaul does not continue after Fox Television Stations picks up a talk show hosted by Nick Cannon for a fall 2020 launch. The Debmar-Mercury-produced tape will air twice daily on Fox-owned affiliates in several major markets , including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.
The first-run syndicated market had its busiest fall launch in eight years in September, as seven shows debuted with national distribution. Talkers starring Kelly Clarkson and Tamron Hall have already secured renewals for 2020-21, while the future of 25 Words or Less, The Mel Robbins Show, Judge Jerry, America Says and Personal injury court are yet to be determined.
Variety first reported the news.