Move over Jay Leno, Jimmy Fallon and David Letterman, there's a new superstar headed to late-night TV--Andre Leon Talley.
That's right, Women's Wear Daily reports that the 62-year-old Vogue fashion contributor has entered into a deal with production company Electus to develop his own star-studded talk show. And the team behind the project has already produced small screen gems like "Fashion Star," "Ugly Betty" and "The Office."
Tally describes the show as a blend of “Dick Cavett’s approach to eloquence and sophistication with unparalleled access into my international fashion lifestyle," Talley told WWD. "A forum where unique stories will be told and inspirations shared.”
Doesn't sound like the knee-slapping programs we're used to after dark, although Talley has certainly provided a few laughs over the years. Case in point, that Count Chocula looking ensemble he dressed Jennifer Hudson in the night she won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar. And let's not forget almost all of Talley's chuckle-worthy episodes of "America's Next Top Model."
Talley has been developing his on-screen skills for some time now with the help of his stint on "ANTM" and a few guest correspondent gigs for ABC and Entertainment Tonight. He's also hosts a weekly video series on Vogue.com called "Mondays With Andre"where Talley chats about anything that tickles his fancy--like the FLOTUS and lecturing at Oxford--and honed his interview skills while taping with 9-year-old Oscar nominee and resident cutie, Quvenzhané Wallis.
“We think a television platform is an ideal showcase for André’s personality to shine and bring together his amazing network of personal contacts, ranging from designers to musicians to politicians,” Marc Beckman of DMA United who brokered the deal, told WWD
With over 25 years in the fashion and entertainment industry, not to mention being BFF with the legendary Anna Wintour, Talley certainly has the rolodex to backup a star-studded TV show.
We're curious to see how it all plays out. There's no word yet on a network affliation or debut date, but we'll keep you posted. In the meantime, check out the slideshow below for a look at some of Andre's fancy friends.