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Whitney Cummings is adding another network to her resume.
In a bid to grow its comedy portfolio, E! has ordered a weekly half-hour talk show featuring the comedian, who in addition to starring in NBC’s Whitney, co-created 2 Broke Girls with showrunner Michael Patrick King. The series, titled Love You, Mean It With Whitney Cummings, will be paired with The Soup on Wednesdays at 10:30 p.m.. later this year, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Celebrities, relationships and pop culture will serve as fodder for Cummings, who gained recognition years earlier as a member of another E! late night series, Chelsea Handler’s Chelsea Lately. On Love You, she will be joined by guests, fellow comedians and sidekick Julian McCullough.
“This show gives me a chance to get back to my stand-up roots,” said Cummings in a statement, adding “And I’m really excited to be able to say (almost) whatever I’d like on TV again.”
Cummings’ series, which will be announced at the cable network’s upfront presentation Monday, is being produced by Handler’s Borderline Amazing Productions, with Handler, Cummings and Tom Brunelle serving as executive producers. Like Handler, Cummings is known for having a strong and irreverent point of view, both qualities E! has embraced as it looks to distinguish itself on the cable dial.
Cummings is repped by CAA and Jackoway Tyerman.
Email: Lacey.Rose@THR.com; Twitter: @LaceyVRose
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