‘Nightly Show’ vet Wil­more signs deal with ABC Stu­dios

Daily Freeman (Kingston, NY) - - KICKOFF -

Three months af­ter Com­edy Cen­tral axed “The Nightly Show,” its host, Larry Wil­more, has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Stu­dios, the com­pany said Mon­day.

Un­der the deal, Wil­more will de­velop his own projects as well as su­per­vise oth­ers while help­ing tar­get tal­ent for the stu­dio.

Be­sides host­ing “The Nightly Show” for 17 months, Wil­more co-cre­ated HBO’s new hit com­edy, “Inse­cure,” as well as the Pe­abody Award-win­ning “Bernie Mac Show” and “The PJs,” an an­i­mated series he co-pro­duced with Ed­die Mur­phy.

Ear­lier writ­ing and pro­duc­ing cred­its in­clude “In Liv­ing Color,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “The Of­fice.”

Be­fore launch­ing “The Nightly Show,” Wil­more ap­peared on Com­edy Cen­tral’s “The Daily Show.”

Larry Wil­more

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