Just like Robin Thede has moved on, so too has Larry Wilmore. After The Nightly Show's unceremonious ending, the host/producer has signed a development deal with ABC (which is also the same network that airs one of his other produced shows Blackish). The pact is multi-year and should stimulate a bunch of projects and allow for Wilmore to supervise others while also finding new talent for ABC Studios. The Hollywood Reporter writes that Wilmore is very excited to continue his work with ABC: "Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I'm thrilled to return to the Mouse House. I hope my room still looks the same."
And with that, The Nightly Show is no more. After only a year and a half on air, Larry Willmore's Colbert Report replacement has been canceled by Comedy Central. The show is getting one last hurrah this week with its for real finale being this Thursday, August 18. @midnight will move to 11:30 PM until the network can find a replacement. The cancellation comes as one year renewals for Willmore and more than a dozen other creative types were coming up.
It's strange that the show would be canceled now and not after the Presidential election but Comedy Central president Kent Alterman offered up a good explanation: "we didn’t want to do is create a slow death through the election, it didn’t really make sense. Unfortunately, it is what it is; it was a business decision.”
The show was created and executive produced by ex-Daily Show host Jon Stewart. It didn't really stick with audiences, showing a steep decline in viewership over its time on air (with its average being between 400,000 and 500,000.
It's about damn time. After years of waiting behind some male white comedians and a one or two female comedians, it's finally time for a black comedian to have his time in the White House. Larry Wilmore has been tapped to host the White House Correspondents Dinner according to Splitsider.
On Saturday, April 30, Wilmore will bring jokes and his trademark "laugh after everything he says" persona to a dinner that will be seen the following day by YouTubers around the globe. The White House Correspondents' Association's own president Carol Lee said on the gig: “We are thrilled that Larry has accepted our invitation to be the featured comedian at our annual dinner, which will be the last during the Obama White House.” Just be sure to tell the audience to cut down on the "Larry! Larry! Larry!"'s.
That guy you probably hate because he took over Stephen Colbert's time slot Larry Wilmore is staying in that slot for the moment. CNN Money found that Wilmore revealed during an audience Q&A today the network picked up a second season of The Nightly Show. That means you get more The Nightly Show at least through the not so distant future of January 2017. It's all great news as he'll at least get to destroy all the presidential hopefuls during the 2016 election season. Think of it as a trial of sorts. If he's funny, the show stays. If not, then, I don't know, there'll be a restructuring of the format or something. Don't ask me; I don't work at Comedy Central.
Years and years ago (way back in 2012 - when we thought the iPhone 5 was the height of technology), the web series The Misadventures Of Awkward Black Girl was in its prime.
Creator and writer of the show Issa Rae, the titular awkward black girl, has partnered with The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore to produce and write Insecure for HBO. Deadline reports that the show is said to focus "on the awkward experiences and racy tribulations of a modern day African-American woman."
The show was up for auction with HBO back in the yesteryear of 2013. As previously written, Wilmore is kind of busy at the moment but he is still attached to the show.