Comedy Central Cancels ‘The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore’
The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore has been canceled by Comedy Central, which announced the news Monday.
The Nightly Show Canceled
Comedy Central has decided to pull the plug on The Nightly Show, which made its debut on the network in January 2015. The last episode of the show will be the one airing on Thursday evening. The cancellation of the show, which has Jon Stewart on board as a producer, has come as a shock to host Larry Wilmore, who has been enthusiastically weighing in on the ongoing 2016 presidential election.
“I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart , and our fans to have had this opportunity,” Wilmore said in a statement. “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.”
Wilmore was a longtime correspondent on The Daily Show during Jon Stewart’s tenure as the show’s host. During the Comedy Central late night shakeup, Wilmore was offered his own show to replace Stephen Colbert‘s Colbert Report when he left to host The Late Show on NBC.