'A Little Late With Lilly Singh' returns with new team: 'No more super-scripted, formatted, studio desk vibes'
'A Little Late With Lilly Singh' is returning for a second season to NBC but the team behind the scenes is not the same. The star wrote about it and said she will be back to her goofy self
Lilly Singh on Tuesday confirmed that she will return to hosting 'A Little Late with Lilly Singh' on NBC, however, the team behind the show has changed and so has the set that Singh would be hosting her show from. She wrote about the changes on Instagram and said that she will return to being her goofy self when the show returns and that unlike the previous installment, this will not be entirely scripted and formatted.
She wrote, "It’s happening on January 11th baby! I’m coming back to @latewithlilly with a new team, new look, new vibe and I’m ready to bring my full goofy self to late night. No more super scripted, formatted, studio desk vibes fam. I just can’t pretend to be that proper. And the buttons on my blouses always pop at my boobs so catch me in a t-shirt. I’m breaking free in my very own funhouse."
She added, "I’d like to thank you all so much for the support on this journey. I see it. Your love has been invaluable to my life. With love and gratitude, I sincerely hope your support continues. JAN 11. Mark it in the calendarrrrr boo." She then wrote, "Fully stole this posting aesthetic from Hasan because I always felt posting just the article was weak…. thanks bro) #LateWithLilly #S2."
According to a report in The Hollywood Reporter, Singh's show will get a new showrunner in Neil Punsalan who is known for Comedy Central's 'Doing the Most With Phoebe Robinson'. He would be stepping in for Aliyah Silverstein, and a largely new writing staff. In this interview, Singh had also shared, "During the first season of A Little Late, I was thrust into a whole new world that admittedly consisted of 90% learning and 10% being creative. For this second round, I know the ropes and plan to bring more of my creativity to the table. It’s time to get goofy, be imperfect and bring my full authentic self to late night."
Chelsea Davidson will work as the head writer on the show along with writers Vannessa Jackson, Sabeeh Jameel, Romen Borsellino, Nimesh Patel, Nelu Handa and Natasha Vaynblat. The show is going to blend sketch comedy, interviews and also behind the scene segments. Since the announcement has been made, fans have been tweeting about how excited they are to see Singh back to hosting a late-night show.
Fans of Lilly Singh have been super excited and have even said that they are now looking forward to the show since it would be something along the lines of her usual sketch comedy. One fan even tweeted, "Yes!!!!! I'm sure the show will get better when it's actually your style. I hope the new showrunner has a better understanding of your content and audience." One fan also commented on the new team that Singh would be working with and wrote, "I see what you did there. I read those names. You be you and get you a team capable of knowing who you are and why you are who you are. Can’t wait for season 2!"
Yes!!!!! 👏 I'm sure the show will get better when it's actually your style. I hope the new showrunner has a better understanding of your content and audience.💜— ✧ 𝕕𝕖𝕧𝕚 ✧ (@imdevimehta) December 1, 2020
I see what you did there. I read those names. You be you and get you a team capable of knowing who you are and why you are who you are. Can’t wait for season 2!— milkingthemuse (@milkingthemuse) December 1, 2020
Singh's show premiered on September 16, 2019, and the first season ended on May 7 with a 97 episode run.