March 14, 2019 11:52 pm
Updated: March 14, 2019 11:54 pm

Lilly Singh, Canadian YouTube star, to host NBC late-night show

The new show, titled, A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September.

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LOS ANGELES – NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly‘s slot to a woman of colour who’s a star on YouTube.

The network said Thursday that a new show, titled “A Little Late with Lilly Singh,” will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September.

Singh will be the only woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network.

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NBC says her half-hour program will include in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches.

Singh calls the prospect of being an Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show “a dream come true.”

Her acting credits include HBO’s movie “Fahrenheit 451” and “Bad Moms.”

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