“Dreams come true!!!”
Karamo Brown brings his cultural mastery and guest hosting experience to his next project – a daytime talk show.
The Queer Eye host has been a frequent guest host on Maury, the talk show hosted by former TV journalist Maury Povich. With Maury‘s run coming to an end after three decades on the air, Brown’s show Karamo will take its place.
According to Deadline, the one-hour talk show has been sold in 90 percent of the U.S. It will air on top stations like WPIX New York, KTLA Los Angeles, WCIU Chicago, WPHL Philadelphia, WATL Atlanta, WLVI Boston, WKCF Orlando, WSVN Miami, and WJW Cleveland.
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How Brown Reacted to the News
“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,” said Brown. “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.”
Brown also shared his achievement with his Instagram followers and wrote, “My dream since a child has been to help people. I’m doing it with Queer Eye & now I’ll be doing it 5 days a week! Dreams come true!!!”
“I was a poor gay black boy who had so many dreams but didn’t know if it was possible… I was broke, scared, alone… but I never gave up on myself and it’s happening!” Brown continued in another post.
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“Don’t give up on yourself because your dream will come true too! The life you deserve is possible! I promise you.”
Brown will join fellow LGBTQ+ celebrities hosting talk shows like Ellen DeGeneres, Rosie O’Donnell and Anderson Cooper.
Karamo is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Syndication Studios and Stamford Media Center Productions. It is predicted to air later this year.