Barkley to host a new TNT show next year.
Charles Barkley is getting his very own show on TNT called "The Race Card" in which he'll talk about race, class, cultural differences and challenge everyone's status quo.
The NBA On TNT analyst has never shied away from voicing his opinion, no matter how outrageous, so these hour-long episodes figure to be wildly entertaining if nothing else.
According to the TNT press release, here's what viewers can expect from "The Race Card":
“Barkley wants to bust up the echo chamber mentality that so often has people retreating to corners of the like-minded, where views are reinforced and ideas are distorted into angry, unexamined groupthink conclusions."
“Each week, Barkley will take on the rapidly calcifying positions around today’s hot-button topics,” TNT continued in a press release. “He will seek out the sharpest and most varied viewpoints from today’s cultural leaders and tastemakers. He will then challenge and probe those ideas, even trying them out on himself.”
“We as Americans never discuss the issue of race in this country and how it impacts everything in our lives until something bad happens,” Barkley said in a statement. “I see this project as a way to talk about race, class and cultural differences and challenge everyone’s status quo.”
The show doesn't have a premiere date just yet but TNT has already ordered 6 hour-long programs of the show, which is scheduled to kick off sometime next year.