A Little Late With Lilly Singh’s TV tenure will be a little short: the NBC (late-late-) latenight series is ending after less than two years. But Singh isn’t leaving the family: she has signed a a first-look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio to develop unscripted projects through her Unicorn Island Productions.
The pickup comes as the 1:35 a.m. show finishes airing its first season, all of which was filmed in the fourth quarter of 2019. Singh, a YouTuber with some 36 million followers across social media channels, is currently the only woman hosting a late night show on the broadcast networks. She’s also the first bisexual woman of color to front a late night series.
When NBC’s A Little Late With Lilly Singh debuts tonight, she doesn’t plan to dwell on the late-night staple of politics and is only the second woman of color to host a nightly show on a major network since former VH1 VJ Cynthia Garrett was in charge of NBC’s “Later” for a year — two decades ago.
Lilly Singh, who first amassed fame as a YouTube star, has been tapped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC’s 1:35 a.m. talk show. The retitled A Little Late with Lilly Singh will launch in September, and as noted by NBC, will make her the only female to currently host a latenight talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.