Keke Palmer Is Quibi's Singled Out Host With Joel Kim Booster

The Quibi revival of Singled Out now has hosts in Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster

By Chris Harnick 13 Dec, 2019 3:00 PMTags
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Your new favorite hosting duo is Keke Palmer and Joel Kim Booster. That's just a fact.

Palmer, who can currently be seen hosting GMA3: Strahan, Sara & Keke with Michael Strahan and Sara Haines and in social media feeds with her "Sorry to this man" meme, has signed on to host the new version of MTV's Singled Out for mobile-first platform Quibi. Kim Booster, who most recently starred in NBC's Sunnyside, will serve as co-host.

Chris Hardwick and Jenny McCarthy were the original hosts of the show. Carmen Electra replaced McCarthy in 1997.

"I am thrilled to be hosting Singled Out," Palmer said in a statement. "To be able to reimagine this show for my generation and on a new platform is so exciting. Can't wait for you guys to see what we have in store!"

MTV is also working on a new version of Punk'd for Quibi.

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In a press blast, MTV described the new Singled Out as so: "Hailed as a pop culture classic, Singled Out will hook up a new generation of singles, of all genders and sexual preferences, seeking love in 20 bite-sized episodes. Reflective of today's dating landscape, where everyone is connected, the series will bring online dating to life with a twist—the main dater is linked to the pool of diverse singles through social media."

Palmer recently starred in 2019's Hustlers opposite Jennifer Lopez and Constance Wu. Her other credits include Joyful Noise, Scream Queens and Berlin Station. Kim Booster's additional credits include Big Mouth, BoJack Horseman and Shrill.

Look for Singled Out to premiere close to Quibi's spring 2020 launch. Get more info on the platform's on-the-go formatted programming below.

Royalties

Darren Criss will star, write and executive produce a new musical comedy opposite Kether Donohue. The series will take a satirical look at songwriters in Hollywood.

Survive

Sophie Turner will follow up Game of Thrones with Survive, a thriller series that sees Turner playing a woman who survives a plane crash, but is stranded on a remote snow-covered mountain.

Cup Of Joe

Joe Jonas will star in a new travel series that features him exploring cities while on the Happiness Begins tour with the Jonas Brothers. Look for local guides to show him the ropes.

Benedict Men

This docuseries about high school basketball comes from Stephen Curry.

Floored

Hosted by hilarious YouTuber Liza Koshy, each episode showcases two teams of skilled dancers competing on an insane dance floor with a life of its own. Watch the trailer here.

Elba vs. Block

Idris Elba and Ken Block team for this new car stunt series.

Beauty

Tyra Banks will star in and executive produce the new docuseries. In every episode, Banks will tackle different topics about the beauty industry, aiming to take down barriers and challenge norms.

Dummy

Anna Kendrick will star and executive produce the comedy about an aspiring writer and a sex doll. Donal Logue and Meredith Hagner also star.

Justin Timberlake

Justin Timberlake is slated to star in a series where he'll ask singers about what song and singer inspired them to get into the business, then he'll sing a duet with them.

You Ain't Got These

Lena Waithe is dipping her toe into unscripted programming with a series about sneaker culture.

Kill the Efrons

Zac Efron and his brother, Dylan, are sent to a remote location with no tools to survivor, just the cameras following them. Can they make it work?

A "Creepy" Steven Spielberg Show

Steven Spielberg is writing the series that's a "super scary story" that will only be available to watch at midnight on Quibi.

Chrissy's Court

Chrissy Teigen will preside over her own courtroom series. She'll adjudicate real small-claims cases. Her mom, Villaluck "Pepper Thai" Teigen, will serve as bailiff.

Don't Look Deeper

This sci-fi drama series is directed by Catherine Hardwicke and stars Don Cheadle, Emily Mortimer and Helena Howard. The series is set "15 minutes into the future" and follows a high school senior who can't shake a feeling that something isn't right…and she's not human.

Mapleworh Murders

Paula Pell, who starred in Wine Country, will play Abigail Mapleworth, a murder-mystery writer who solves the crimes in her small town. Each episode of this comedy features guest victims and suspects. 30 Rock's John Lutz is also starring in the project. Both Pell and Lutz are writing.

Punk'd and Singled Out

These classic MTV shows are getting a new life. Each received a 20-episode order with episodes coming in under 10 minutes in length. Punk'd is back pranking celebs, this time with even better technology. Meanwhile, dating series Singled Out will allow singles to find love no matter their sexual preference. Despite co-creating the series, Ashton Kutcher is not involved in the new version.