Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Late Nite's New Urban Look Coming Soon!

In case you haven’t heard the news, the Jay Leno Show set to premiere on NBC at 10 PM Monday thru Friday every night is not the only thing new this fall. This fall it looks like there will be a new crop of late night talk shows set to premiere similar to the year when The Orlando Jones Show launched on FX, or when Magic Johnson launched his talk show titled The Magic Hour and when the Keenan Ivory Wayans Show (Hosted by Wayans) and VIBE Magazine’s late night talk show (Hosted by comedian Chris Spencer then comedian Sinbad) all aired at the same time in 1998.

Well, this year it looks like there is a new crop of comics set to launch a new late night talker in the fall. First up is the George Lopez show titled Lopez Tonight, set to be broadcast on TBS with a launch date of Nov. 9th. Lopez's show will air weeknights at 11PM and will air a half-hour earlier than The Tonight Show With Conan O'Brien and Late Show With David Letterman, and is strategically placed to begin as the new Jay Leno Show ends its national broadcast.

The next late night talker is from comedian Wanda Sykes, with her own show titled The Wanda Sykes Show, launches her own style of weekly talk show on Nov. 7th on FOX.

Finally, there is the show from BET titled The Mo’Nique Show hosted by the comedian and actress Mo’Nique. The show, beginning production in the next month or so, will air on BET this fall and will be set to air Monday thru Friday. No time yet set for when the show will be broadcast.

Hopefully this will not be a repeat of 1998 when all of the shows that year were cancelled because of weak ratings, or because of celebrity boycotts, which resulted in weak ratings for some shows. Anyway, one thing is for certain; we will be watching!

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