The Read is a podcast hosted by media personalities Kid Fury and Crissle West. According to the show’s description, The Read hilariously “covers hip-hop and pop culture’s most trying stars. Throwing shade and spilling tea with a flippant and humorous attitude, no star is safe from Fury and Crissle unless their name is Beyoncé. (Or Blue Ivy.) “Because of the success of the podcast, which is broadcast at live events across the country, is now getting a talk show which is coming to Fuse TV.
The exciting news was announced by the network on Wednesday. According to Fuse TV, “The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West (a working title) has been set for a season order of ten, 30-minute episodes. The official description reads: Inspired by their juggernaut podcast, with more than 85 million listens worldwide and 1.5 million unique listens a month – Kid Fury and Crissle host this talk/variety format that carries over their beloved segments like Hot Tops and The Read, while additionally featuring a special celebrity and/or musician guest. The duo uses their sharp, honest brand of cultural commentary and perceptive opinions to drill deep into the roots of the issues and stories affecting their millennial and Gen Z peers, from social justice and politics to dating and music culture, and everything in between.”
From the Avalon Television family, Chloe Pisello, David Martin, Jon Thoday, and Richard Allen-Turner will exec produce alongside Kid Fury (whose real name is Gregory A. Smith), Crissle West, and Alexandra Rago.
Also, from The Read brand, it was also recently announced that Kid Fury is currently developing a dark comedy series at HBO about a Black gay man navigating adulthood. Lena Waithe is exec producing that project.
While no official date has been set for either show, we congratulate Crissle and Kid Fury on their tremendous accomplishments.