A comedian whose cable show was canceled three months ago has signed a multiyear deal with ABC Studios. The AP reports that Larry Wilmore inked a deal to develop his own projects and supervise others, while also helping to to target talent for the studio.
Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” was canceled three months ago by Comedy Central.
“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,” the AP report notes. “Earlier writing and producing credits include ‘In Living Color,’ ”The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,’ ”The Jamie Foxx Show’ and ‘The Office.'”
Wilmore also had a recurring role on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” billed as the show’s Senior Black Correspondent.