You are about to get a lot more Charlamagne the God on your TV. The Breakfast Club host is making a jump to TV with a weekly talk show on Comedy Central.
The new series will be a weekly half-house offering that focuses on current events and cultural issues, Vulture reports. Currently, there is not a timeline on when the show will start, but production is hoping to launch in time for the November election.
The new show serves as a homecoming of sorts and Charlamagne will return to ViacomCBS, once again working with Chris McCarthy, president of the Entertainment and Youth Group at Comedy Central. The two had a previous experience together when McCarthy was at the helm of MTV2, which saw Charlamagne host both Charlamagne & Friends and Uncommon Sense.
“Charlamagne’s voice is very right for today,” McCarthy said. “It’s fresh and real and resonating in a way that very few can do.”
“Giving me a TV deal, almost ten years ago, didn’t really make any sense,” Charlamagne says. “I was a radio guy. It’s easy to say, ‘You know what? I think Charlamagne Tha God needs a talk show’ now. But almost ten years ago for him to have that vision, that did a lot for me. A lot of my success right now is because of those looks that I got on MTV2 and Viacom at the time. And none of that would’ve happened if it wasn’t for Chris.”
Congrats to Charlamagne the God on the new show.