NBC Names a New Late-Night Host

YouTube star Lilly Singh will be only female late-night host on major network
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 15, 2019 7:25 AM CDT

(Newser) – Hugely successful YouTuber Lilly Singh is moving on in a big way: with her own late-night talk show on NBC. Best known for her "Superwoman" persona on YouTube, a platform she left in November, the Indian-Canadian actress-comedian with 14 million subscribers can be found on NBC at 1:35am beginning in September as Carson Daly's Last Call comes to end. That means she'll be the only woman and only bisexual person to host a late-night talk show on one of the four major networks, per Mashable.

She'll also serve as executive producer for the half-hour show, A Little Late with Lilly Singh. "I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild," she quipped while making the announcement on Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show. More seriously, she said the show was "a dream come true," per the AP. It will be "inclusive," with in-studio interviews and pre-taped sketches. In other words, "kind of like my YouTube channel, but now I have more than three staff members." (Read more TV shows stories.)

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