Lilly Singh has pulled the plug on her late night show and says she plans to diversify onscreen in new ways.
The Scarborough-raised comedian who rose to internet stardom on YouTube with skits on life as an Indian-Canadian, debuted her late-night talk show in 2019.
On Thursday, she took to Instagram to announce that she’s pulling the plug on NBC’s “A Little Late With Lilly Singh” to move onto new projects.
“I have a desire to make longer form content, telling under-represented stories, which is difficult to execute on a nightly show,” she said.
That content kicks off with a deal between Singh’s company, Unicorn Island Productions, and Universal Television Alternative Studio, as well as the development of a comedy for Netflix.
“I’m excited about bringing even more diversity to screen, in an even bigger way,” Singh said.
The Netflix project’s executive producers will be “Black-ish” creator Kenya Barris and his team at Khalabo Ink Society, as well as writers Nell Scovell and Diya Mishra. Singh will star in the comedy.
“This is just the beginning,” she said. “I’m beyond grateful for your support past, present and future.”
Before the launch of “A Little Late,” Singh said she wanted to build a team for the show “that not only is super talented, but is representative of the world.” The show featured guests ranging from Snoop Dogg to Malala Yousafzai.
“To the Late with Lilly Crew, I’m so proud of the progress we made in diversifying late night,” Singh said.