• Comedy Central cancels Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show

    Larry WilmoreComedy Central has decided Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show has run its course after a year-and-a-half on the network, as it announced its cancelation today. “Unfortunately, it hasn’t connected with our audience in ways that we need it to,” Comedy Central President Kent Alterman said in a statement, “both in the linear channel and in terms of multi-platform outlets and with shareable content and on social platforms as well.”

    Wilmore will host the final episode of The Nightly Show this Thursday at 11:30 pm ET. @Midnight, Chris Hardwick’s faux game show that’s been running on Comedy Central since 2013, will take The Nightly Show’s timeslot until a permanent replacement is found.

    “I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity,” Wilmore said in a statement, adding, “But I’m also saddened and surprised we won’t be covering this crazy election or ‘The Unblackening’ as we’ve coined it. And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ happening to my time slot as well.”

    Nightly Show executive producer Rory Albanese took to Twitter this morning to express his gratitude to the staff of the show.

    Check out Laughspin‘s interview with Larry Wilmore.

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