January 16, 2013 12:00pm PT by Philiana Ng
USA Network Entering Late-Night Game
USA Network is in very early stages of developing a late-night talk show from Will Ferrell's Gary Sanchez Productions, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
The project, currently untitled, would be in the vein of morning talk shows but would air at 12:01 a.m., as TV Guide first reported. If it moves forward, it would mark USA's first foray into the crowded late-night game, which already includes the likes of Jay Leno, David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel, Conan O'Brien and Jon Stewart.
The Big Bang Theory's Rob Cohen and NTSF: SD: SUV's Owen Burke will executive produce the project.
This marks USA's desire to expand its focus from scripted dramas to comedies and reality programming. Later this year, the cable network will roll out unscripted series The Moment with Kurt Warner and The Choir. USA's Modern Family acquisition will help serve as a launch pad for upcoming comedy pilots, including Paging Dr. Freed and Sirens.