Busy Philipps is chang­ing the late-night land­scape

LOVE CELEBS? THEN WE’VE GOT YOUR WEEK­NIGHTS SORTED

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Ac­tress Busy Philipps is dip­ping her toes into late-night TV, promis­ing a show that tack­les ev­ery­thing we can’t stop tweet­ing about. ‘ Busy Tonight is gonna be so much fun… noth­ing’s off lim­its,’ the 39-year-old spills. ‘We’re think­ing about it in terms of like, the treat you get at the end of the day.’

Of tran­si­tion­ing into the talk show genre, she says, ‘I al­ways sort of railed against it be­cause I felt like I’m an ac­tor, and that’s what I love. [But,] you have to lean into what you’re good at,’ she says. ‘Not that I’m not good at act­ing. I think I am, but it’s just so hard to do,’ she says.

Her con­fi­dence and love­able na­ture have re­sulted in her se­cur­ing a four-nights-a-week spot on the E! net­work for three months – move over, Jimmy Fal­lon! – and were the rea­son ‘Queen of Com­edy’ Tina Fey de­cided to sign on as an ex­ec­u­tive pro­ducer. ‘I felt like her pres­ence is funny, nat­u­ral and pos­i­tive in a way. She’s not shy­ing away from talk­ing about dif­fi­cult things in her life, or in the world,’ she says.

And if Busy’s so­cial me­dia ac­counts are any­thing to go by, she’ll de­liver a cracker of a show. Her A-list line-up in the first week in­cludes Vanessa Hud­gens, Kris­ten Bell, Mindy Kal­ing and Me­gan Mul­lally!

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