Plans have surfaced for an addition to the late-night television landscape, with a show focusing on hot-button issues in the works for a spring 2018 debut on HBO. The satirical docuseries starring former “Daily Show” writer and correspondent Wyatt Cenac has a 10-episode order from the pay-cable channel.
Executive producers include Cenac, Ezra Edelman, John Oliver and Hallie Haglund, who will also be the head writer. Diane Fitzgerald will be co-executive producer on the show, which will be produced for HBO by Avalon Television.
Nina Rosenstein, executive vice president, HBO Programming, announced plans for the show today.
“We’re thrilled to give Wyatt this opportunity to showcase his bold take on today’s social issues,” said Rosenstein. “His ability to tackle tough topics with humor and insight makes this show a perfect addition to our late-night lineup.”
Added Cenac: “While my initial ask to play one of Molly’s love interests on ‘Insecure’ was rejected, this is a nice consolation. My thanks to Nina, Casey Bloys and everyone at HBO for finally giving me a place where I can comfortably swear on television.”