Cabler E! on Monday announced that it
had renewed Ross Mathews' talk show Hello Ross for a second
“BREAKING NEWS! #HelloRoss just got
picked up for a 2nd season! THANK YOU!!!” Mathews
tweeted to his nearly 470,000 followers.
Hello Ross premiered in
September and is executive produced by Chelsea Handler, the host of
E!'s Chelsea Lately.
Mathews, a Chelsea
Lately regular who started out as “Ross the Intern” on
The Tonight Show, has previously described Hello Ross
as the show for “superfans” of celebrities, himself included.
The 33-year-old openly gay Mathews told
the AP that he was focused on breaking into show business because he
had few other options.
“Growing up, you know, wanting to do
this and being what I am, which is like this cartoon version of like
a gay person with a big voice and a high pitch, there were a lot of
people who told me, 'It's probably not gonna happen for you.
Broadcasting? It's probably not the way you should go.' (Laughter.)
I'm lucky. My parents and my family were like, 'Whatever you want to
do, go do it.' To be honest, I'm not really good at anything else
(laughter) so there was kind of no other option. What was I gonna
do? Be a cop? There was like this laser focus to get here,”
Guests appearing on the show's first
season have included Gwyneth Paltrow, Kris Jenner, NeNe Leakes, Joe
Manganiello, Leah Remini, Lance Bass, Norman Reedus, Gloria Estefan
and Kelly Osbourne.