Peacock has announced a weekly late-night talk show block with shows from Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin. Both shows will premiere next month, Shadow and Act has learned.
Each week The Amber Ruffin Show will showcase “Amber’s signature smart and silly take on the week's news. No matter what's happening in the world, Amber will respond to it with a charming mix of seriousness, nonsense, and evening gowns. The Amber Ruffin Show is a topical late-night show with just the good parts – the comedy." Nine episodes of the show have been ordered. “Having a late-night show on Peacock is so exciting!” said Ruffin in a statement. “We can't wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”
On Untitled Larry Wilmore Show (w/t), Wilmore will “have real discussions with high profile people from all different backgrounds including sports, politics and entertainment. Each episode will not only cover the election but will also engage in the important conversations of the week. It will be funny, sometimes serious, potentially awkward and most definitely honest." Eleven episodes have been ordered. “I'm honored to have the chance to not only be back on television but to partner with the great team at Peacock,” said Wilmore. “Apparently there's a lot going on in the world right now and a big election happening soon, so I'm happy to have a place in the conversation.”
Both series are from Universal TV, where Wilmore has an overall deal.