His late-night show on Comedy Central canceled, Larry Wilmore has inked a multi-year overall deal with ABC Studios that will see the writer/producer develop his own series for the network, as well as shepherd those created by others.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Larry Wilmore back to ABC Studios,” said ABC Studios President Patrick Moran. “We worked closely with Larry while we were developing “black-ish” and are looking forward to what’s coming next from this incredibly talented writer/producer.”
SHONDA is already at ABC (Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How To Get Away With Murder, Still Star-Crossed)
KENYA BARRIS ("Blackish") is already at ABC
JOHN RIDLEY ("12 Years A Slave," "American Crime")
KERRY WASHINGTON has gotten big enough to ink her own deal with ABC, and has a television show coming out soonish. It stars SANAA LATHAN.
VIOLA DAVIS already has a production company. It put out "Lila and Eve." And now she has a deal with ABC
And now, LARRY WILMORE has a deal to make his own series for ABC
ABC, the African American Broadcasting Company is on the rise again.
I wonder if Wilmore is petty enough to call Comedy Central and thank them for cancelling his show not so long after he was asked to perform for President Obama.
GO GET EM LARRY!