Wilmore signs deal with ABC

Larry Wilmore Signs Overall Deal With ABC Studios

Was Obama's Final White House Correspondents Dinner Marred By The N-Word? Wilmore has signed a multiyear deal with ABC Studios, so can we expect him back on the air anytime soon? Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I'm thrilled to return to the Mouse House. Wilmore was set to executive produce and helm the writer's room, but he left to get The Nightly Show off the ground after it was picked up to series by Comedy Central. The specifics of the deal indicate that Wilmore will work with the network to develop his own content, as well as help recruit and acquire up-and-coming talent for other projects, as well.

Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show was canceled earlier this year, having not found the audience Comedy Central was looking for in the time slot vacated by The Colbert Report.

ABC Studios president Patrick Moran said: "We're thrilled to welcome Larry Wilmore back to ABC Studios". As with Trevor Noah's version of The Daily Show, attempting to fill the shoes of Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert in the 11 PM block on Comedy Central was never going to be easy.

The new multi-year agreement will bring Wilmore closer to the home of the Emmy-nominated Black-ish and benefit from the momentum from Issa Rae's HBO sensation Insecure, which will be back for another adventure.

"When I talk about scripted, that's what I mean, half-hour and getting back into that world". I'll probably be doing something like that more immediately. "And I love mentoring people, too, and working with Kenya Barris [on Black-ish] and then being able to go somewhere else again".

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