NBC has set a premiere date for Lilly Singh’s upcoming late-night series.
“A Little Late With Lilly Singh,” which will be the only show on a broadcast network hosted by a woman and have a “digital-first strategy,” will debut Monday, Sept. 16 at 1:35 a.m.
The series will see Singh “conduct in-studio interviews as well as create and star in pre-taped comedy sketches and signature segments,” NBC said. Her show “will include content played across many social platforms to bring in her younger, digital audience” and “a focus on short-form digital consumption, as well as linear.”
“I’m literally counting down the days until the premiere. It’s 53,” Singh said. “I’m thrilled to be collaborating with this all-star team of writers as we work to bring a new, authentic perspective to late night.”
The writing staff for the series was also revealed Thursday. The lineup includes Sean O’Connor, Marina Cockenberg, Sergio Serna, Mona Mira, Jen Burton and Jonathan Giles.
Additionally, NBC said that the show will be executive produced by John Irwin, whose credits include “Late Night with Conan O’Brien” and “MadTV,” as well as NBC’s “Red Nose Day Special,” NBC’s “Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks Spectacular,” Netflix’s “Adam Sandler 100% Fresh,” E!’s “Famously Single” and VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.”
“I’ve been a huge fan of Lilly for many years and her impact in media is truly remarkable,” Irwin said. “She brings a fresh perspective to the late-night space that is a breath of fresh air.”
Casey Spira, O’Connor and Sarah Weichel join previously announced Polly Auritt (Unicorn Island Productions) as co-executive producers. Singh and Irwin will executive produce. Ryan Polito will direct the series.
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” hails from Universal Television, Singh’s Unicorn Island Productions and Irwin Entertainment.
Singh has appeared in HBO’s “Fahrenheit 451,” opposite Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan, as well as “Bad Moms” and “Ice Age: Collision Course.”
She is the author of the New York Times bestseller “How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life” and has appeared on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Hollywood & Entertainment, Fast Company’s Most Creative People and Time called her one of the most influential people on the internet.