Three months after The Nightly Show was unceremoniously canceled by Comedy Central — and, presumably, drinking his way through all three cases of wine Samantha Bee sent him — Larry Wilmore has made his move to return to television. Earlier today, Wilmore announced that he’s signed an overall deal with ABC, reports The Hollywood Reporter. “I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership,” Wilmore said in a statement. “Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I’m thrilled to return to the Mouse House. I hope my room still looks the same.” Under the pact, Wilmore will develop material for his own projects as well as supervise others. Wilmore was originally meant to be the showrunner of the network’s Black-ish, which he executive-produces, but he left that role to take over hosting duties of his late-night show.
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