RuPaul is working. The host of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” is getting a three-week test run this summer for his own syndicated talk show. Called “RuPaul,” it will run daily beginning June 10 on Fox TV channels, with hopes of getting a more permanent spot in the fall.
“Now more than ever before we need a global voice that will help everyday people navigate this unique time in history,” RuPaul, whose last name is Charles, said in a statement. “Not only do I want to be a part of that conversation, I want to help facilitate it.”
RuPaul isn’t the only celebrity to give the daytime genre a go. In the fall, singer and “The Voice” star Kelly Clarkson will introduce “The Kelly Clarkson Show,” which will serve as a lead-in to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” Tamron Hall, who left NBC when the network gave her “Today” slot to Megyn Kelly, will move to ABC for her still untitled show. And author and motivational speaker Mel Robbins, also a CNN analyst, is also coming with a still untitled self-help show.Matthew Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.