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Future late-night TV host? Cee Lo Green to lead Fuse's 'Talking to Strangers'

June 10, 2011 | 10:31 pm


Cee Lo Green is getting plenty of attention over at NBC, so we can’t blame Fuse for wanting to get in on the action by bringing the Grammy-winning performer back for a new series.

The network revealed on Friday that Green is tapped to host a show dubbed  “Cee Lo Green -- Talking to Strangers.” Green's new series will follow the standard talk-show format, and be heavy on interviews and performances. Confirmed guests at this point include Lupe Fiasco, Keri Hilson, Train, Estelle, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and TV on the Radio.

Green, of course, is expected to take the stage himself for numerous performances -- it's his show and he'll sing if he wants to -- and Kelly Rowland is slated to turn the tables on the host and interview Green for a two-part episode.

Green is no stranger to Fuse. Last year he fronted “Lay It Down,” another interview/performance-based series, except the slant was on artists breaking down their biggest hits and discussing the inspiration behind specific verses and beats. Guests included Lil Jon, Ludacris, T-Pain, N.E.R.D., Janelle Monáe and Public Enemy.

“Talking to Strangers” is set to premiere June 22.


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Photo: Cee Lo Green on stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Grounds in Indio on April 15. Credit: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times