Comedy Central has renewed Larry Wilmore’s “The Nightly Show” for a second season, an individual with knowledge of the deal told TheWrap Tuesday.
The deal will keep Wilmore at the late-night desk from January 2016 to January 2017. His satirical news program replaced “The Colbert Report” in January 2015.
Wilmore was averaging 713,000 viewers per episode, with that number increasing to 918,000 in the week leading up to Jon Stewart signing off in August. However, Wilmore has seen a steep drop in ratings since then, now averaging only 525,000 viewers per episode.
With Trevor Noah set to debut on “The Daily Show” on Sept. 28, Wilmore will no doubt benefit from having the long-running news show as a lead in.
During a Q&A for the show on Monday, Wilmore joked that it was thanks to Donald Trump that the show was picked up, according to CNN Money.
Later, when asked what his first question would be if Donald Trump came on his show, Wilmore said, “”What the fu-k? And then the rest would be in Spanish.”
The Scene at Comedy Central's Justin Bieber Roast: Kevin Hart, Snoop, Shaq, Will Ferrell (Photos)
The man of the hour takes a selfie with Beliebers.
Joining Roast Master Kevin Hart at the taping are roasters Hannibal Buress, Chris D'Elia, Natasha Leggero, Ludacris, Shaquille O'Neal, Jeffrey Ross, Snoop Dogg, and Martha Stewart. Special will air Monday, March 30 at 10 p.m.
We don't even want to know what comedian and roaster Jeffrey Ross is doing dressed as the pope.