The show, which airs at 1:30 am, will end with its second season, and the network is releasing original programming for the niche it previously called a “creative playground.”
The move is a blow to the diversity of late-night TV, as Singh is the only woman to host a show on a broadcast network, but it’s not surprising given the ratings attached to a broadcast network. show aired so late. The final episode will air on Thursday, June 3.
A little late with Lilly Singh launched in September 2019, replacing Last call with Carson Daly, and follow-up Tonight’s Show with Jimmy Fallon and Late at night with Seth Meyers in the calendar. However, there was a big gap between seasons one and two due to the pandemic and Singh returned in January 2021 to a house rather than a studio.
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Singh herself has a first look deal with Universal Television Alternative Studio with her Unicorn Island Productions banner. The first look deal will see her develop unscripted projects with the unscripted division of Universal Studio Group, which is led by President Toby Gorman, who has called her a “creative visionary.”
She is also keen to star in a Netflix comedy series that she is developing with Kenya Barris. She did not disclose many details about this project, meaning that it is produced by Barris’ Khalabo Ink Society with writers / executive producers Nell Scovell and Diya Mishra.
“Two years ago, I embarked on the wild late-night TV journey. I knew this show was more about me and I will be forever grateful for the opportunity and support. Today I am writing to you from a similar place with deep gratitude to share some news, ”she said. “I’m going to focus on the list of projects my company Unicorn Island Productions is developing, and we say goodbye to A Little Late with Lilly Singh. I have a desire to create longer form content that tells underrepresented stories, which is difficult to execute on a nighttime show. “
” This is just the beginning; I can’t wait to share more with you but that’s all I can tease right now. I am more than grateful for your past, present and future support, ”she added. “And at Late with Lilly crew, I’m so proud of the progress we’ve made to diversify late into the night. We gave 21 people their late night debuts this season. It’s pretty amazing and it’s been a real honor.
Singh is represented by WME and Kyle Kuhns of XX Artists.