‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’ Renewed Through 2016
Given all the focus on Stephen Colbert’s Late Show debut, Trevor Noah’s upcoming ascension of The Daily Show, and the mountain of attention-grabbing guests competing for ratings, Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore hasn’t garnered as much spotlight. Fortunately, Wilmore has plenty of time to win it back, now that the network has ordered additional Nightly-ness through 2016.
Per Comedy Central’s confirmation, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore has officially been renewed through the end of 2016, having recently passed its 100th (right?) episode. As with the prior dynamic between Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert, The Nightly Show will remain in the 11:30 P.M. slot following The Daily Show, itself captained by Trevor Noah as of September 28.
Comedy Central has yet to deliver an official statement, though worth noting is that Wilmore’s Nightly Show has quietly carved out its own corner of the late-night airspace, taking a more serious approach to its commentary in between its comedy. The series also makes more frequent use of a guest panel format, rather than bringing out one notable name for individual interviews.
In the meantime, The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore continues its run on Comedy Central weeknights, and won’t be saying goodbye anytime soon.