David Spade to Host Comedy Central’s Latest Attempt at Filling Post-‘Daily Show’ Time Slot

TCA 2019: Can “SNL” vet save the 11:30 slot?

David Spade will follow Trevor Noah’s “Daily Show” as the of host Comedy Central’s latest attempt to fill the 11:30 p.m. time slot once occupied by “The Colbert Report.”

The yet-to-be-titled nightly series will include a rotating group of Spade’s comedian and celebrity friends, while also incorporating field segments that mirror his popular Instagram stories. The show will premiere sometime later this year.

Watch Spade make the announcement via the video above.

Nothing has stuck in the 11:30 p.m. timeslot for Comedy Central since “The Colbert Report” came to a close in December 2014, so Colbert could move to CBS.

Weeks after “Colbert” ended, “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” debuted behind Jon Stewart’s “Daily Show.” That rollout didn’t go as planned — a copyright issue forced Comedy Central to change the title from “The Minority Report.” Wilmore lasted two just seasons, bridging his “Daily Show” lead-in from the classic Stewart era to the current Trevor Noah one.

Comedy Central briefly replaced Wilmore spot with original episodes of Chris Hardwick’s “@midnight” — yes, @11:30 — until executives there settled on “The Opposition” as its new “Colbert.” That show was hosted by “Daily Show” alum Jordan Klepper and lasted just one season. Comedy Central hasn’t aired new programming in that time slot since last July.

Spade is more conservative-leaning than his 11:30 p.m. predecessors and, unlike the others, isn’t a “Daily Show” alum like Wilmore and Klepper, who were both correspondents. But Spade does have late night experience from his years on “Saturday Night Live,” where he frequently appeared on “Weekend Update” to do his “Hollywood Minute” segment.

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