Larry Wilmore Signs Development Deal With ABC Studios
Just three months after Larry Wilmore’s late night Comedy Central talk show was canceled, the funnyman is heading back to TV in an even bigger way reports The Hollywood Reporter:
The deal brings Wilmore back to ABC Studios, where he executive produces the studio’s ABC hit Black-ish. Wilmore originally was set to serve as showrunner on Black-ish, which he developed alongside creator Kenya Barris. He exited the ABC family comedy to host Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. In addition to Black-ish, Wilmore also co-created and exec produces HBO’s Issa Rae critical darling Insecure, which was recently renewed for a second season at the premium cable network.
Wilmore says this about the announcement…
“I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership. Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I’m thrilled to return to the Mouse House. I hope my room still looks the same,” Wilmore said Monday in a statement.