Larry Wilmore, the conservative-bashing ex-Comedy Central host, has signed a deal with ABC studios, the Hollywood Reporter explained on Monday. Wilmore’s Nightly Show was cancelled in August due to very low ratings. In the article, Wilmore gushed, “I'm excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership. Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I'm thrilled to return to the Mouse House.”
The role will see the entertainer “develop material for his own projects as well as supervise others and work with ABC Studios in targeting upcoming talent for the studio.”
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In another show, he said of the socialist Bernie Sanders, “Are you Jesus?”
In one episode Wilmore wondered if Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio were true Hispanics.
The Hollywood Reporter explained:
Three months after Comedy Central canceled The Nightly Show, Wilmore has signed a multiyear overall deal with ABC Studios, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Under the pact, Wilmore will develop material for his own projects as well as supervise others and work with ABC Studios in targeting upcoming talent for the studio.