Keke Palmer lands talk show on BET, becomes youngest talk show host in TV history
Keke Palmer is hoping her legion of young fans will support her latest endeavor — hosting her own talk show on BET.
The Keke Palmer Project is the current name of the network’s newest daily talk show aimed at the millennial generation — and with Palmer at the helm, the 20-year-old actress/singer is poised to become the youngest talk show host in TV history.
The show is scheduled to start airing during a four-week test run that will produce shows Monday through Friday beginning in July, Deadline reports.
Palmer will invite celebrities to join her for sit-down interviews while the show will also include various segments on topics ranging from pop culture to social issues.
The show will be produced by Telepictures and Mathis Productions, a company owned by Judge Greg Mathis.
Palmer’s show joins BET’s other black-female-run syndicated talk shows like The Wendy Williams Show and The Queen Latifah Show. Telepictures’ own panel talk show The Real is also set to join the Viacom-owned network line-up this fall.
Over the years, Palmer has built a stellar resume which boasts roles in films and shows like Akeelah and the Bee and True Jackson, VP.
She is a a four-time BET Awards nominee, an award winner of the network’s Young Stars award and currently stars in Showtime’s drama Masters of Sex.
Grio fam, will you be tuning in to watch Palmer show us her talk show chops?
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