Karamo Brown is celebrating after confirming his talk show, Karamo, has been commissioned for a second season. However, some fans are wondering if that will impact his Queer Eye duties.
In an interview with Variety, Karamo said he loved doing Queer Eye and saw no reason why he couldn’t do both shows. However, he warned people not to assume Queer Eye’s future.
Since its debut in 2018, the show (a reboot of Queer Eye For The Straight Guy), has enjoyed six seasons.
“Please let there be 40 more seasons of Queer Eye,” Karamo said.
“First of all, I love working with those four yahoos, but secondly, I grew up poor. Just because you got a new job, you don’t leave the old one.”
However, he indicated Queer Eye’s future could be in doubt. He wants fans to make it known they want to see the show returning.
“We’re praying and we’re hoping that fans will write in because I don’t think any reality show on Netflix has ran past eight seasons, so we’re going to be the longest. We want to keep going.”
Karamo made its debut for NBC Universal in September 2022. It filled the slot previously occupied by Maury. It’s syndicated to 85% of the US, after being picked up by Nexstar, Weigel, Tegna, Sunbeam, Hearst, Sinclair, Capitol, Block, CW Plus, Mission Broadcasting and others.
News of the second season was confirmed yesterday by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios & E! News executive vice president Tracie Wilson.
Variety asked Karamo if there was anything he would have done differently in the first season.
“There were things that organically weren’t me, but we were trying to mix it up. For instance, I was dancing in the first couple of episodes. I mean, literally doing TikTok dances on stage, and I’m so thankful we’re not anymore. I’m a 42-year-old man. I’m very glad I’m not doing those things.”
He said the show quickly evolved to concentrate on helping people tackle disputes and heal from past problems.
Here he is on a recent show helping a couple of boyfriends acknowledge their relationship issues.
Yawn. Let that show die. It sucks.
So you’ve watched it?
I doubt that anyone is “praying” that the show will return.
Here’s something he should have done differently: not sell out the LGBTQ+ community by kissing up to Sean Spicer.
You got that right. I wasn’t aware that Karamo Brown had a talk show, but I have no plans to watch it. (I didn’t watch Maury, either.) That Sean Spicer episode turned me off KB permanently! Also, I couldn’t care less if Netflix renews “Queer Eye.” The idea that Karamo Brown wants the show to be the longest-running reality series on Netflix because… why? So shallow. And speaking of shallow, I’m fine that Karamo doesn’t particularly like dancing segments, but what has that got to do with being 42? He should keep his own self-loathing out of it.
Nah. The show has run its course. Also, I find Karamo insincere and not someone who I would take advice from.
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That also goes for Jonathan Van Ness. Can you imagine anyone taking grooming advice from a man who looks like he hasn’t bathed, shaved, or cut his hair since pre-Y2K?
And let’s not forget his cringey hate for Call Me By Your Name. Could never stand this guy.
The premise of the show was cringy the first time around. This part has not changed. Time to make room for something else.
And yes, I do find Karamo insincere.
Serious inquiry: could someone explain why people see an article about someone they don’t like, but then read the article and take the time to write a negative comment? I don’t understand the thought process.
I watched the Karomo show. It is terrible ! It is not original, It seems just like Maury.
And the Queer Eye show has run its course,
I agree with most of you. Karamo is the least interesting of the Queer Eye guys. Jonathan is the most repulsive. I cannot imagine watching a Karamo talk show. Queer Eye and Karamo have both run their course. Let them ride off into the sunset.
Not sure his request for ‘fans’ to write to Neflix will be to support the show being continued. Like so many make over shows, it’s the same drivle every episode, couldn’t tell the difference from 1 week to the next. Plus leopard doesn’t change it’s spots and most of those that have been done over revert back to their own comfort zone once the ‘work’ has been completed.
I enjoyed Queer Eye and hope it returns, people need more positivity on television instead of the reality trash, and made up drama. If it help real people in real ways, it needs to stay on the air. If it’s all fake then at the very least it’s putting some positivity in this crazy world, which we need.