Former ‘Central Ave’ Host Julissa Bermudez Lands Cleo TV Lifestyle Show

Julissa Bermudez will host the new lifestyle show It’s Me, Julissa. (Photo courtesy of Cleo TV)

Julissa Bermudez is set to host an original lifestyle show titled It’s Me, Julissa. The series will premiere on Cleo TV in October via a partnership between the cable network and entertainment company Kin, Cleo TV announced Thursday.

The 16-episode series will feature Bermudez talking about her upbringing in New York, cooking Dominican dishes, rehashing bad date drama, and working on launching her body care brand República Skin.

“This opportunity is very exciting for me because I’ll be sharing more of my life in an unfiltered way,” Bermudez said in a statement. “Most people just know me as Julissa the TV host and on this show, I’ll have the chance to bring them behind the scenes to get to know all of me”

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In addition to airing on Cleo TV, sister network of TV One, the episodes will be available on Facebook Watch, YouTube, and Instagram.

“Cleo TV really leans into amplifying new voices in the lifestyle and entertainment space, especially for women of color. It’s Me, Julissa perfectly aligns with our mission and also meets the needs of our audience who expect content that is relatable, informative and entertaining,” said Michelle Rice, president of TV One and Cleo TV.

Kin is an LA-based lifestyle entertainment company that distributes shows across social platforms that also are syndicated to linear broadcast and streaming platforms. The company partnered with Cleo TV to bring digital series Tia Mowry’s Quick Fix to the network this fall.

“Our amazing partnership with Cleo TV and TV One continues to grow with the launch of It’s Me, Julissa featuring the talented Julissa Bermudez. This marks the first time that Kin has developed an original show specifically for Cleo TV. Whether on TV or social platforms, we think Julissa will have fans excited to tune in every week, no matter where they are watching,” Michael Wayne, CEO of Kin, said in a statement.

Bermudez most recently co-hosted entertainment magazine show Central Ave alongside Sanya Richards-Ross. As Urban Hollywood 411 exclusively reported, the Will Packer-produced syndicated series ended production in February 2021.

Bermudez previously hosted BET’s 106 & Park and Jersey Shore: After Hours, and has had acting roles in Hunters, Royal Pains, Danger One, Ringside and All You’ve Got.

Cleo TV launched in 2019. The lifestyle and entertainment channel targets Millennial and Gen X women of color.