Lilly Singh’s anticipated late-night series gets a premiere date from NBC.
The YouTube star’s new show will premiere on September 16 according to NBC’s announcement last Thursday. The historic show will be the first of its kind as Singh will be the first woman to host a late-night talk show on a Big 4 network. The YouTube sensation will also be the first bisexual late-night television host according to NBC News.
Producer for the show is alternative and late-night veteran John Irwin, whose work includes Late Night With Conan O’Brien, MadTV and multiple American TV specials.
A Little Late with Lilly Singh will take the time slot that was held by the Last Call with Carson Daly. Last Call ended its 17-year run back in May after 18 seasons and over 2,000 episodes.
Singh is a Canadian-born comedienne who emerged to internet fame thanks to her YouTube channel that has amassed a whopping 15 million subscribers. It’s safe to say that her career as a YouTube comedienne is what will launch her to mainstream fame once her show airs. The Canadian-born content creator was tapped by NBC for a late-night show gig back in March.
So what can viewers expect from the half-hour show? It will feature in-studio interviews, pre-taped comedy sketches created and starred in by Singh and segments for the show’s digital-first strategy.
The show is produced by Universal Television, Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions and Irwin Entertainment. It will be executive produced by Singh and Irwin, with Casey Spira, Sean O’Connor, and Sarah Weichel now joining Polly Auritt as co-executive producers. Ryan Polito is attached as director.
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