Lilly Singh‘s late-night dreams are inching ever-closer to reality.
Today, the YouTube star — known to her 18 million collective subscribers as ‘Superwoman‘ — announced the premiere date for A Little Late With Lilly Singh, which is taking over the time slot vacated by Carson Daly’s 17-year-old NBC late-night series, Last Call. A Little Late will drop on Sept. 16 at 1:35 am. Though YouTubers have hosted talk shows on linear television before, including Grace Helbig’s short-lived stint on E!, Singh’s endeavor will make her the first woman to host a late-night series on a broadcast network.
At the same time, NBC has announced the showrunner for A Little Late: veteran producer John Irwin, The Hollywood Reporter reports. Irwin’s production company, Irwin Entertainment, has recently helmed stand-up specials for Adam Sandler, John Mulaney, Norm MacDonald, and Nikki Glaser. Irwin also worked with Conan O’Brien on his own NBC late-night show in the 90s, as well as NBC’s New Year’s Even With Carson Daly.
A Little Late will comprise pre-taped comedy bits and in-studio interviews, per the Reporter, and will have a digital-first strategy across a number of social platforms — despite the fact that TV will serve as its home base.
The show’s gender-balanced writers room will comprise: Sean O’Connor (The Late Late Show With James Corden), Marina Cockenberg (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon), Sergio Serna (The Late Late Show), Mona Mira, Jen Burton, and Jonathan Giles. Singh and Irwin will executive produce the show alongside co-executive producers Casey Spira, O’Connor, Sarah Weichel (Singh’s longtime manager), and Polly Auritt — the head of development for Singh’s production company, Unicorn Island Productions. Ryan Polito will direct.
“I’ve been a huge fan of Lilly for many years, and her impact in media is truly remarkable,” Irwin told the Reporter in a statement. “She brings a fresh perspective to the late-night space that is a breath of fresh air.”
You can check out Singh’s vlog announcing the news below: