10:00am PT by Rick Porter
Larry Wilmore, Amber Ruffin Late Night Shows Set Premiere Dates on Peacock
Peacock is ready to unveil its late night lineup.
The NBCUniversal streaming platform has set premiere dates for shows hosted by Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin. Wilmore is scheduled to premiere Sept. 18, with The Amber Ruffin Show following a week later on Sept. 25.
The turnaround for Wilmore's show is a fairly quick one. Peacock announced the pickup of the 11-episode show on Aug. 10, and it will make its debut a little over a month later. The topical show will feature Wilmore having discussions with high profile people from sports, politics and entertainment, covering the upcoming election and the important conversations of the week. It will be funny, sometimes serious, potentially awkward and most definitely honest.
Wilmore, who has an overall deal at Universal TV, executive produces with Jo Miller, Tony Hernandez, Brooke Posch, David Miner and Michael Rotenberg. Jax Media and Universal TV produce.
The Amber Ruffin Show will highlight the Late Night With Seth Meyers writer and performer's signature smart, silly take on the week's news. It aims to deliver just the good parts of late-night TV — the comedy. Ruffin executive produces with Late Night's Jenny Hagel, Meyers and Mike Shoemaker. Universal TV and Sethmaker Shoemeyers Productions produce.
Teasers for both shows are below.