Freeform is developing a late-night series with comedian Iliza Shlesinger, the channel announced today. “We were looking for a voice that speaks to and for our audience, and we have found it in Iliza,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform.
“We weren’t just looking to get into late-night for the sake of it—it’s Iliza’s brilliantly modern take on culture, relationships, and gender politics that made her vision for a series undeniable to us,” said Burke.
“A late-night show has been the goal for me and I’m ready to throw my hat into the ring,” said Shlesinger. This past summer, Iliza premiered her scripted web series Forever 31 on ABC’s new digital platform (ABCd), and the series has already been ordered for a second season.
Shlesinger, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen Turner, David Martin and Kara Baker from Avalon Television (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver) will all serve as executive producers. Shlesinger is repped by APA and Avalon.