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Jada wants own chat show

Jada Pinkett Smith is testing the waters with fans.

The 42-year-old actress posts regular ruminations on Facebook, from her thoughts on family ties to controversial questions about the US justice system, and loves getting feedback from fans.

And in her latest message, Jada admitted she’s been thinking about launching her own programme based on their online conversations.

“If I were to do a TV show, a speaking tour or radio show talking about the issues we address on this page...would you watch, show up, listen?” she asked her readers.

“It makes no sense for me to entertain these ideas if you're not coming;) J,” she wrote.

The star was met with overwhelming support, with nearly 40,000 Facebook users liking the post at press time, and hundreds more sharing.

One fan even suggested she team up with Oprah Winfrey for a series on the TV mogul’s OWN network.

Jada is no stranger to the talk show format. She serves as executive producer on Queen Latifah’s eponymous daytime programme, which premiered in the US last September.

The actress is also gearing up for her return to the small screen in the forthcoming Batman TV prequel Gotham, playing the role of villainous crime boss Fish Mooney. The series is slated to premiere in the US in September.

Her previous series, medical drama Hawthorne, ran from 2009 to 2011.

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