Larry Wilmore Signs a Development Deal with ABC

wilmoreOver three months after the cancellation of his Comedy Central series, Larry Wilmore is returning to ABC to develop new projects. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Wilmore has signed a multi-year deal with ABC Studios, where he will “develop material for his own projects as well as supervise others and work with ABC Studios in targeting upcoming talent for the studio.” Prior to landing The Nightly Show, Wilmore was slated to serve as showrunner on ABC’s Black-ish, and he also helped develop Issa Rae’s new HBO comedy Insecure. “I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership,” Wilmore said on the news. “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.”

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