Todrick Hall (The Color Purple) has moved from YouTube to MTV! The former American Idol contestant’s self-titled eight-part show debuted Monday, Aug. 31 at 10 p.m. EST, ahead of the series premiere of the weekly talk show, “Girl Code Live.”
Hall’s docu-series is a behind the scenes look at his “creative factory” and introduces viewers to the passionate troupe of creative collaborators and individuals who pour their hearts and souls into his weekly videos.
But just because Toddy has made his way to the small screen, it doesn’t mean he will be leaving YouTube anytime soon. “I really don’t want to come off YouTube,” Hall explained to reporters during the Television Critics Association summer press tour, clarifying how doing so would “make me lose my street cred.” The former Idol contestant said that he brands himself as a YouTuber, and so his fans need to see him on the digital video platform. Hall said MTV has been “so awesome” and very understanding of his need to stay digital, and the performer hopes his digital life can intertwine with whatever other projects he works on in TV in the future (which he is actively trying to pursue).
Todrick Hall was a semi-finalist on Season 9 of American Idol and has appeared on Broadway as part of the ensemble of the Tony-winning hit musical Memphis. Hall was also seen on Broadway in The Color Purple (in which Hall appeared in the ensemble and was an understudy for the role of Harpo), alongside American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino. In addition to his acting, Hall is a playwright, director and choreographer. He wrote and staged OZ, the musical, an updated version of The Wizard of Oz that played around the country.
Watch the first episode of the series here and catch him every Monday night on MTV!
If you haven’t checked out Todrick’s YouTube channel yet, stop what you are doing and check it out right now. Need to get inspired? Here is one of my many favorite videos that Todrick has done that made me fall in LOVE.
Also watch his show every Monday night on MTV!