Larry Wilmore will quickly bid farewell to his late-night time present viewers. Comedy Central has determined to cancel “”, simply over a yr and a half after it debuted in January 2015 as a result of it “hasn’t resonated.”
The community says in a press release, “We thank Larry and ‘The Nightly Present’ employees for his or her tireless efforts throughout the previous two years and the conversations the present generated by addressing social problems with nice significance to the nation, all the time difficult individuals’s attitudes, perceptions, and bias.”
Comedy Central president Kent Alterman explains the choice to the New York Occasions, “Although we have given it a yr and a half, we have been hoping towards hope that it will begin to click on with our viewers, however it hasn’t occurred, and we’ve not seen proof of it occurring.”
He additionally tells The Hollywood Reporter, “Sadly, it hasn’t related with our viewers in ways in which we’d like it to each within the linear channel and when it comes to multiplatform retailers and with shareable content material and on social platforms as properly.”
The half-hour present, which changed “”, was aimed toward “giving a voice to the underrepresented, to the underdog.”
Wilmore, who was a Senior Black Correspondent on “”, says in a separate assertion about his present’s cancellation, “I am actually grateful to Comedy Central, , and our followers to have had this chance.”
He provides, “However I am additionally saddened and stunned we cannot be masking this loopy election or ‘The Unblackening’ as we have coined it. And protecting it one hundred, I assume I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ occurring to my time slot as properly.”
The final episode of “The Nightly Present with Larry Wilmore” will air Thursday, August 18. “@Midnight” will later take over the eleven:30 P.M. slot.
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