*Mo’Nique has been out of the public eye since the cancelation of her BET talk show in 2011. But today we learn the Academy Award winner is looking to come back with yet another talk show, this time for national syndication.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the actress and comedienne who won a best supporting actor Oscar for her work in the 2009 film “Precious,” is working on a syndicated talk show with ABC/Disney that could launch as soon as September 2014.
The show, expected to be aimed at the daytime audience, has not yet been given a firm go, but it is being developed by Vicki Dummer, executive vp current series and specials, for the ABC Entertainment Group.
BET’s “The Mo’Nique Show” ran from 2009-11. If her ABC/Disney project gets the green light, she’ll have some competition from fellow newcomers Meredith Vieira and Marie Osmond. Also, Fox is expected to decide later this month on whether to green light the Kris Jenner talk show and one called “The Real,” a younger-skewing multi-cultural version of “The View” featuring Tamera Mowry, Tamar Braxton and Loni Love.
Mo’Nique would also likely face two other African American talk hosts next fall, Steve Harvey and Queen Latifah, if Latifah survives for another season.
Sources at ABC insist Mo’Nique is not intended as a replacement for Katie, the talk show starring Katie Couric, which is in the second year of its two-year contract with ABC-owned stations and others around the country.
Want to read more articles like this one? Subscribe to EURnewsletter.
Got A News Tip or Video You Want to Share? Contact us HERE.
- Mike Epps Shows it's Never Too Late: Graduates High School at 45
- Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton Declares May 23rd ‘Beyonce Day’, Then Lightning Strikes
- Serena Williams Pulls Off Series of Mind-Blowing Tennis Trick Shots (Watch)
- Researchers: NFL and 'Police Academy' Star Bubba Smith Had CTE When He Died
- Paris Jackson Inks Dad’s ‘Dangerous’ Album Cover on her Arm
- NBA Taps ‘Champion’ From The Roots as 2016 Finals Theme Song (Listen)
- Wow! 67-Year-Old Former Harlem Drug Dealer Graduates from Columbia (Watch)!
- Carmen Electra on Prince’s Death: ‘I Just Hope People Understand What Pain Is’ (Watch)
- VH1’s ‘Hip Hop Honors’ Returning to Salute the Ladies
- ‘The Real’s’ Adrienne Bailon Calls Tamar Braxton ‘My Sister Forever’
- Discover More Stories on EURweb: Click Here