YouTube star Lilly Singh scores late-night talk show at NBC

YouTube star Lilly Singh scores late-night talk show at NBC

YouTube star Lilly Singh scores late-night talk show at NBC

NBC said Thursday that a new show, titled A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September, a slot now occupied by Last Call With Carson Daly. For those who need a refresher on the schedule, that puts her in the spot that follows Seth Meyers's Late Night, which follows Jimmy Fallon's Tonight Show.

Dubbed "A Little Late with Lilly Singh", NBC's latest late-night series is slated to debut sometime in the fall.

"[The show] will be kind of like my YouTube channel but now I have more than three staff members", Singh quipped.

Singh also posted her excitement on Twitter on Thursday, giving a shoutout to her fanbase.

The content creator also made headlines recently when she came out as bisexual to her 14.5 million subscribers and over 8 million IG followers.

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Lilly Singh, 30, will become the second woman to become a late-night host on a major broadcast network (Joan Rivers was the first, as The Late Show with Joan Rivers aired from 1986 to 1988). Lilly Singh is changing that ratio with her upcoming NBC show, 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh'. But what it's really going to come down to is what Singh does with the platform and how she plans to differentiate herself in a crowded space.

If you're an avid YouTube watcher, you've probably already heard of Lilly Singh.

Like Last Call, A Little Late will be a half-hour program with Singh conducting in-studio interviews with a variety of guests. She has also authored a New York Times-bestselling book and has featured in films including Bad Moms and Ice Age: Collision Course.

The list of women in late-night remains embarrassingly short, but includes such heavyweights as Chelsea Handler, Joan Rivers and Whoopi Goldberg. "We can't wait to get started". "Female. Coloured. Bisexual", she wrote on Instagram. "I'm thrilled to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents consider this to be as exciting as a grandchild". Joan Rivers did host the short-lived The Late Show for FOX in 1986, but at the time FOX was a new network and was not carried by all affiliates, thus not considered "broadcast". "No matter how many "boxes" you check, I encourage you to do the same". But now I'm fully embracing them as my superpowers.

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