Queer Eye star Karamo Brown is getting his own daytime talk show. According to Deadline, Karamo will make its debut in the fall and has already been syndicated to 90% of the US.
In an Instagram posting, Brown confirmed a September 19th debut date.
Karamo is being made by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Stamford Media Center Productions. Stations already confirmed to air it include WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WCIU Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WATL Atlanta, and WLVI Boston, among others.
The Karamo show will air following the end of Judge Jerry (after three seasons) and Maury (after three decades). Brown was a regular guest host on Maury.
In a statement, Tracie Wilson, Executive Vice President, NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News, said, “Karamo has done an incredible job guest hosting Maury many times over the past two seasons. Karamo is a true fan of the genre who will bring that passion, along with his unique skill set and life experiences to guide his guests through life’s dramatic crossroads and build a lasting connection with the daytime audience.”
Brown said in a statement, “Growing up, hosting a daytime talk show seemed unrealistic and unattainable, but it was my dream. I used to run home from school as a kid to watch this genre’s icons Sally, Donahue and Maury.
“My biggest goal is to help, and connect with, people from all walks of life. As a black, gay man of first-generation immigrants, opportunities for my goals seemed impossible so I want to thank everyone involved for believing in me and trusting me to explore all the highs and lows of life and celebrate with their audiences. We are all taking this journey together, so let’s start talking and growing.”
The Karamo show now has its own social media accounts, and Brown posted a video to its Instagram announcing more about the show, which will air five days a week.
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