Black baby Jesus has heard my prayers! After years of mumbling to no one but me, myself, and our Lord and Savior Beyoncé Giselle Knowles-Carter, Kid Fury and Crissle West are coming to television. The hosts of the hilarious pop culture romp The Read confirmed on social media that they’re in the process of bringing their show to the small screen.
“thank you all for showing so much love,” West tweeted with a picture of the announcement.
Under the working title The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West, the talk/variety format show will carry over popular segments from the podcast, including Hot Tops, where they go over the week’s latest in culture and entertainment, and the titular Read segment where they — in the great tradition of their Black and brown ancestors of Paris is Burning — read a person, place, or thing deserving a necessary takedown. The show will also include special celebrity guests and musical performances from time to time.
thank you all for showing so much love pic.twitter.com/XWlcLc0OQn
— jeremy bearimy (@crissles) March 14, 2019
With more than 85 million listens worldwide, The Read has become a juggernaut in the audio space in the six years since its start, a feat considering their unapologetically Black and queer af perspectives. The pair consistently, and quite remarkably, have crafted a show that is more than just a pop culture recap deftly melding that with conversations about politics, social justice, the importance of therapy, career advice, and self-help. And it helps that they both are card-carrying members of the Beyhive with top-level security clearance from Blue Ivy herself.
The Read with Kid Fury and Crissle West is being produced by Avalon Television and has been commissioned by cable network Fuse following the immense success of other podcasts-turned-shows featuring people of color including Desus & Mero on Showtime and 2 Dope Queens on HBO. No date has yet to be announced, but you can bet your bottom dollar, I’ll be tuned in.