Sure, we have a whole bunch of older male late-night hosts (plus Samantha Bee), but who — who, we ask? — will speak for the teens? Freeform has an answer: stand-up comedian Iliza Shlesinger, who is developing a new late-night series with the network. “We weren’t just looking to get into late-night for the sake of it,” Freeform executive vice-president of programming and development Karey Burke said in a statement. “It’s Iliza’s brilliantly modern take on culture, relationships, and gender politics that made her vision for a series undeniable to us.” Shlesinger also has a scripted web series, Forever 31, on ABC’s digital platform ABCd that’s heading into a second season; a Netflix special, Confirmed Kills, that premiered today; and a book, Girl Logic, coming out next spring. When Vulture asked Shlesinger about the possibility of doing her own late-night series last fall, she said, “My only goal in Hollywood is to have a late-night show, and I won’t stop until this dream is a reality.” So, we’re pretty sure she’s happy about this news.
Iliza Shlesinger. Photo: Michael Tullberg/Getty Images