Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris will be dishing the gossip and keeping viewers informed on her new late-night talk show “Tiny Tonight.”
“I’m very excited about that. I’ve been wanting to do a late-night talk show with my homegirls—my friends—for a while now,” Tiny told VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz.”
“It’s the first late-night talk show on VH1. It’s just me and my homegirls, and we’re just talking about what’s going on in the world,” said Tiny who described the upcoming series as a “younger version of ‘The View.’”
Tiny didn’t list exactly which of her friends would be joining her on the show, but with nearly two decades in the entertainment industry, it’s possible she’ll be accompanied by an all-star group of superwomen. One name that’s already popped up is rapper Trina, according to a source close to the family.
There’s a void for a Black, female host in late night. Although Arsenio Hall will be back, presumably with his pumping fists and barking studio audience, the absence of Mo’Nique—whose BET talk show is now a thing of the past—means Tiny may be on to something.
However, minorities, with the possible exception of Arsenio, haven’t found the longevity in late night that their White counterparts have. Keenan Ivory Wayans and George Lopez both achieved moderate success with post primetime shows, but not anything comparable to that of David Letterman or Jay Leno.
The show doesn’t have a premiere date just yet, but VH1 confirmed that Tiny and friends should be coming to a TV near you in 2012.
Watch more of Tiny’s interview below.
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—Tracy L. Scott
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