TNT orders pilot for new late-night talk show titled 'Naked with Niecy Nash'
The unique show with 'a late night feel' will see 'Claws' star Niecy Nash talking about all things love, sex, romance, and relationships
TNT has ordered a pilot for 'Naked with Niecy Nash,' a new, unique show with "a late night feel" which will be hosted and executive produced by comedian, model, and actress Niecy Nash. The Emmy-nominated actress and author of 'It's Hard to Fight Naked' currently stars as Desna Simms in the network's crime comedy-drama 'Claws,' and will "serve up a tall glass of humor, advice, and one of a kind 'Niecy-isms' on all things love, sex, romance, and relationships with everyday people" in the new series.
According to TNT, the pilot will "tap Niecy's unparalleled strengths to inspire, empower and make viewers laugh out loud" and that "nothing is off limits and no topic will be out-of-reach." The network adds that "you have never seen a late-night show — or Niecy — like this before; uninhibited, totally transparent, and not afraid to 'get naked.'
Daytime Emmy Award winner Sue Murphy, who served as an executive producer and writer on 'Chelsea,' and as an executive producer on 'Chelsea Lately' for seven seasons will serve as an executive producer and showrunner for 'Naked with Niecy Nash.'
Talking about her new show, Niecy said, "I’m so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape." She added, "Love is the thing we were created for but it’s also the place we struggle the most... until now! This is going to be a fun and sexy ride! TNT is the perfect partner for me in this endeavor! Adding an experienced and amazing executive producer and showrunner like Sue Murphy to this mix was the cherry on top."
Sarah Aubrey, the EVP of Original Programming at TNT, seemed equally excited about the prospects of the new talk show. "Niecy’s award-nominated work in our hit series 'Claws' doesn’t even begin to cover the range of talent she can bring to television," she said.
"Her improvisational skills, laugh-out-loud sense of humor, honesty, and thoughtfulness about the subjects of love and relationships made her book, It’s Hard to Fight Naked, a best-seller, and make Sue Murphy and Niecy Nash the perfect team to bring this type of playful show to TNT. Despite the title, Niecy will be doing the pilot fully-clothed," she continued.
'Naked with Niecy Nash' will be a co-production between Turner’s Studio T and Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is also produced by Nash’s production company Chocolate Chick.