NBC touches Lilly Singh to replace Carson Daly in Late Night – Variety

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Lilly Singh, who first earned fame as a YouTube star, was exploited to replace Carson Daly as a guest on NBC's 1:35 talk show.

The film "A Little Late with Lilly Singh" will be launched in September and, as noted by NBC, will make it the only female to host a late-night talk show on one of the Big 4 networks.

"A Little Late" will present Singh's direct studio interviews, as well as pre-recorded comic sketches and other "distinctive elements".

"Lilly is truly a star and we are excited to welcome her to our NBC family," said Doug Vaughan, executive vice president, special and late-night programs, NBC Entertainment. "She is a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great relationship with not only all her guests, but also with our devoted audience late at night. We can't wait to get started."


THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Episode 1030 - In the picture: (l-r) March 14, 2019 - (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky / NBC)

CREDIT: Andrew Lipovsky / NBC

Singh was scheduled to appear on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Thursday night, in order to make the announcement.

"An Indo-Canadian woman with her late-night show? Now this is a dream come true," Singh said. "I am excited to start NBC and I hope my parents consider it as exciting as a grandchild."

Singh will be the executive producer of "A Little Late", while Polly Auritt, who runs Singorn's Unicorn Island Productions, will serve as co-executive producer. Universal TV is producing with Unicorn Island.

The Peacock network announced last month that "Last Call with Carson Daly" would end its run after 17 years and 2000 episodes. Before "Last Call", the show was titled "Later", hosted first by Bob Costas (starting in 1988), and later by Greg Kinnear, and then by Cynthia Garrett.

Being one of the most successful and profitable YouTube stars of all time (where she is known as IISuperwomanII), Singh has accumulated over 14 million subscribers on her channel. She is also the author of the New York Times bestseller ("How to Be a Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life"), and has appeared as an actress in such films as "Bad Moms", "Ice Age: Collision Course" and HBO & # 39; s "Fahrenheit 451." He also starred in the YouTube documentary "A Trip to Unicorn Island".

Singh is repped by WME, Anonymous Content, Hansen, Jacobson and ID.

Here is Singh announcing his new concert on "Tonight Show":

[Pictured: Lilly Singh with Jimmy Fallon.]

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