The Universal City-based late-night half-hour talk show, “A Little Late with Lilly Singh” will premiere at 7 p.m. Monday evening on YouTube and 1:35 a.m. Tuesday on NBC.
The show will consist of celebrity interviews, taped comedy sketches and what NBC described as signature segments.
Comedian, actress and writer Mindy Kaling will be the guest on the premiere. Rainn Wilson, a castmate of Kaling on the 2005-13 NBC comedy “The Office,” will make what is billed as a special appearance.
Other guests on the show’s first week are “Saturday Night Live” cast member Kenan Thompson, “black-ish” star Tracee Ellis Ross and comedian Chelsea Handler.
Singh will also star in “A Little Late with Lilly Singh: The Primetime Special” airing at 10 p.m. Wednesday on NBC following the season finale of “America’s Got Talent.”
Singh is an Indian-Canadian actress, producer, writer and creator who will turn 31 on Sept. 26. She first gained fame from her YouTube page, IISuperwomanII, which she describes as providing comedy, inspiration and good vibes. It has grown to 14.9 million subscribers.
Singh’s 2017 book, “How to Be a BAWSE : A Guide to Conquering Life,” was a New York Times best seller.
The book’s website calls it “the definitive guide to being a BAWSE — a person who exudes confidence, reaches goals, gets hurt efficiently, and smiles genuinely because they’ve fought through it all and made it out the other side.”
Singh created her #GirlLove initiative in an attempt to break the cycle of girl-on-girl hate and encourage women to build each other up.
Singh portrayed a vlogger who broadcasts government book burnings to her fans and spreads propaganda against people protecting books and information in HBO’s 2018 adaptation of the Ray Bradbury dystopian novel “Fahrenheit 451.”
Doug Vaughan, NBC Entertainment’s executive vice president, special programs and late night, called Singh “a multi-talented performer who will surely have a great rapport with not only all her guests but also with our devoted late-night audience.”
“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” replaces “Last Call with Carson Daly” on NBC’s late-night lineup.
Daly announced on Feb. 12 that he would stop hosting the show to concentrate on his duties as host of the Orange Room on NBC’s “Today,” host and producer of the network’s singing competition “The Voice” and spend more time with his family.
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