According to Deadline, BET Networks is targeting millenials with a new daily talk show hosted by actress-singer Keke Palmer. The Keke Palmer Project (working title), which has been picked up for an initial four-week run, will premiere in July, airing Mondays-Fridays. Telepictures is producing.
Judge Greg Mathis, whose long-time syndicated court show Judge Mathis
is produced by Telepictures, is executive producing after being
instrumental in bringing together the Warner Bros TV syndication
division and Palmer. At age 20, Palmer will become the youngest talk show host in TV
history. Her show will cover such topics as fashion, pop culture, social
and will feature celebrity interviews, “on the street” bits and
undercover segments. It stems from Palmer’s interaction with fans on
social media. “I like to read quotes that touch on how I am feeling,”
she said. “If I am dealing with confusion, I will read quotes about
clarity and peace of mind. I started posting these quotes on my Twitter
page, and the fans responded so positively! I realized that many of them
were dealing with similar issues, and the quotes helped to open up a
genuine dialogue between us.” At BET, Keke Palmer Project, from Mathis Prods in
association with Telepictures, will join two syndicated daily talk shows
that have a network window there, veteran The Wendy Williams Show and recently picked-up The Queen Latifah Show. Additionally, BET recently announced the acquisition of Telepictures’ upcoming syndicated panel talk show The Real, which is set to debut this fall. In success, Keke Palmer Project could take the opposite route, with a syndication rollout joining the BET run a possibility.
Sidebar: This talk show game is getting crowded! But I definitely think the younger generation of women need a better role model then what is presented on Love & Hip Hop every week. Keke is a perfect choice! I'm rooting for the success of this show!