Freeform to Launch Late-Night Talk Show, ‘Truth & Iliza’
Freeform is getting into the late-night game. The network announced Tuesday a new, six-week series, Truth & Iliza, will premiere Tuesday, May 2. The half-hour talk show will be hosted by comedian Iliza Shlesinger. Each episode will be centered around a themed question, which Iliza will seek to answer using audience interaction, field pieces, commentary and comedy.
“I’m so grateful to Freeform for inviting me to create a show that occupies a space between social commentary, politics, pop culture and my specific brand of comedy and feminism” said Shlesinger. “This show will inform, entertain, and it’s a great excuse to get a spray tan.”
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“At Freeform, we are committed to introducing culturally important narratives and voices to our viewers,” said Karey Burke, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “Iliza is one of those voices and we can’t wait to bring her fearless, yet brilliantly funny social commentary and wit to our audience.”
Shlesinger recently wrapped a national, 15-city stand-up tour, “Iliza: The Confirmed Kills Tour.” Her first book, Girl Logic, will be published in the fall 2017. She also stars in Forever 31, a scripted web series on the ABC app, which has been picked up for a second season.
Iliza Shlesinger, Jon Thoday, Richard Allen-Turner, David Martin and Kara Baker from Avalon Television (Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and Catastrophe) will serve as executive producers. Kim Gamble (The Colbert Report) also serves as executive producer.
Truth & Iliza, Series Premiere, Tuesday, May 2, 10:02/9:02c, Freeform