Nicole Byer

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Comedian • Actress • Writer • Host • Podcaster

Birth Date: August 29, 1986

Age: 37 years old

Birth Place: Middletown Township, New Jersey

Stand-up and actress Nicole Byer first caught attention on "Girl Code" (MTV, 2013-15), "Are You the One? The Aftermatch Live" (MTV, 2014) and "Ladylike" (MTV, 2016) before landing her own sitcom, "Loosely Exactly Nicole." Born in Lincroft, NJ in 1986, Byer studied at the American Musical Dramatic Academy and the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York before moving to Los Angeles where she appeared in several comedy shorts and various web shows including the co-penned "Pursuit of Sexiness" (2013). Her profile received a significant boost when she became a talking head on spin-off "Girl Code" (MTV, 2013-15), a role which led to a recurring gig as Latisha on sitcom "Fast Food Heights" (MTV, 2013-14) and a hosting slot on companion show "Are You the One? The Aftermatch Live" (MTV, 2014). Following several guest appearances on "Chelsea Lately" (E!, 2007-2014), "The Birthday Boys" (IFC, 2013-14) and "Mind of a Man" (Game Show Network, 2014), Byer made her big-screen debut in indie comedy "A Better You" (2014). But her true breakthrough arrived in 2016 when she racked up over a dozen credits. There were cameos in "Angie Tribeca" (TBS, 2016-), "Lady Dynamite" (Netflix, 2016-) and "Transparent" (Amazon, 2016-) and minor roles in "Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates" (2016) and "Other People" (2016), while she was also cast as a member of short-lived sketch comedy "Party Over Here" (Fox, 2016) and hidden camera prank show "Ladylike" (MTV, 2016). Byer cemented her status as the new golden girl of comedy that same year when she was given her own show, "Loosely Exactly Nicole" (2016), an unashamedly brazen comedy based on her own experiences as a black actress struggling to make it in Hollywood. The show was originally developed by MTV, which aired its first season. After Season 1, it was cancelled by MTV, but was picked up for a second season by Facebook Watch. In March 2018, Byer debuted as the host of "Nailed It!" on Netflix, in which amateur bakers try to recreate fancy cakes of the type seen on Pinterest with the help of Byer and head judge Jacques Torres. Byer also hosts a weekly podcast called "Why Won't You Date Me" on the Headgum podcast network.

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Dinner Time Live With David Chang

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2024

The American Society of Magical NegroesStream

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Dede
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2024
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The Big Nailed It Baking ChallengeStream

Executive Producer
Reality
2023

The Big Nailed It Baking ChallengeStream

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Reality
2023

Power Dynamics

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Movie
2023

Ruby Gillman, Teenage KrakenStream

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Janice
Movie
2023
65%

The Jennifer Hudson Show

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Talk
2022

Access Daily With Mario & Kit

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2022

If We're Being Honest with Laverne CoxStream

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2022

The Boss Baby: Back In the CribStream

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NannyCam No Filter CEO Baby
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2022

27th Annual Critics' Choice Awards

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2022

The Boys Presents: DiabolicalStream

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Bree
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2022

Unplugging

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2022

Cursed FriendsStream

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Mikayla
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2022

Grand CrewStream

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Nicky
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2021
80%

Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)Stream

Self
Stand-up
2021

Nicole Byer: BBW (Big Beautiful Weirdo)Stream

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Stand-up
2021

A Tale Dark & GrimmStream

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Mrs. Baker
Series
2021

Mapleworth MurdersStream

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Julia Squift
Series
2021

The Celebrity Dating Game

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Game Show
2021

HouseBrokenStream

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Larrabee/Husky
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2021
50%

RugratsStream

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Lucy Carmichael
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2021
86%

Rugrats Shorts

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Lucy Carmichael
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2021

ZiweStream

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2021
73%

Cinema Toast

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Dorothy
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2021

Home EconomicsStream

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Amanda
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2021

WipeoutStream

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Game Show
2021

The Pole

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Matilda
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2021

The Great NorthStream

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2021

Celebrity Wheel of FortuneStream

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2021

Celebrity Name That TuneStream

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2021

VivoStream

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Valentina
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2021
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Nicole Byer: BBW

Self
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2021

Nicole Byer: BBW

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2021

I Can See Your VoiceStream

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Game Show
2020

The Drew Barrymore ShowStream

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Talk
2020

Game On!

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2020

LEGO MastersStream

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Reality
2020

Snoopy in SpaceStream

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C.A.R.A.
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2019
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The UnicornStream

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Meg
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2019
85%

The Kelly Clarkson ShowStream

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2019

Access Daily

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2019

Black Women OWN the Conversation

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2019

Lights Out With David SpadeStream

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2019

Today With Hoda & Jenna

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2019

Comedians of the World

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2019

Kill the Orange-Faced Bear

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Pauline
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2018

The Fix

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2018

Nailed It! Holiday

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2018

Busy Tonight

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2018

Nailed It!Stream

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2018

Apple & OnionStream

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Cotton Candy/Rude Fan
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2018

The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHaleStream

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Series
2018

All About Nina

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Leslie
Movie
2018

Megyn Kelly Today

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Talk
2017

SafeWord

Contestant
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2017

Talk Show the Game ShowStream

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Game Show
2017

Poop Talk

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2017

The Good PlaceStream

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Gwendolyn
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2016
97%

Harry

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2016

Loosely, Exactly NicoleStream

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Nicole
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2016

Loosely, Exactly NicoleStream

Writer
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2016

The $100,000 PyramidStream

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Game Show
2016

Little Big Awesome

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2016

Amber Rose Show

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2016

To Tell the TruthStream

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2016

Ladylike

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2016

Trump Vs. Bernie: Shout The Vote

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2016

Party Over Here

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2016
33%

Not Safe With Nikki Glaser

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2016

Thank You, Del: The Story of the Del Close Marathon

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2016

At Midnight With Chris HardwickStream

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2015

The Late Show With Stephen ColbertStream

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2015

Celebrity Family FeudStream

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Game Show
2015

The Chris Gethard ShowStream

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2015

The Late Late Show With James CordenStream

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Talk
2015

TransparentStream

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Jataun
Series
2014
91%

Hollywood Today Live

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2014

Young & HungryStream

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Lizette
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2014

Late Night With Seth MeyersStream

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2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonStream

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2014

Conan: Extras

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2013

Brooklyn Nine-NineStream

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Trudy Judy
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2013
95%

Bethenny

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2013

Take Part Live

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2013

Gay of Thrones

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2013

RuPaul's Drag Race All StarsStream

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Reality
2012

Steve Harvey

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2012

Comedy Bang! Bang!Stream

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2012

Playboy Morning Show

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2012

Bob's BurgersStream

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Martha/Drunk Lounge Lady
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2011

ConanStream

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2010

The Talk

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2010

Watch What Happens Live With Andy CohenStream

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2009

Christopher Street: The Series

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Receptionist
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2009

The Wendy Williams Show

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2008

Chelsea Lately

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2007

Chelsea Lately

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2007

30 RockStream

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Mo'Nique Lookalike
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2006
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etalk

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2006

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

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2003

Jimmy Kimmel Live!Stream

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2003

Last Call With Carson Daly

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2002

Family GuyStream

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Airport Security Officer
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1999

The View

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1997

The SimpsonsStream

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Erica
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1989
85%

Entertainment Tonight

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1981

Good Morning America

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1975

News aboutNicole Byer

John Cena and Nicole Byer of Wipeout
Exclusive

‘Wipeout’ Season 2: See John Cena Get Smacked by Nicole Byer in Blooper Reel (VIDEO)

The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge

Watch Trailer for Netflix ‘Nailed It!’ Spinoff ‘The Big Nailed It Baking Challenge’ (VIDEO)

'Grand Crew' Season 2 stars Echo Kellum and Nicole Byer
Premiere

‘Grand Crew’: Nicole Byer & Echo Kellum Promise More Secret Romances (and Wine) in Season 2 (VIDEO)

Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus

Netflix Cancels Nicole Byer & Lauren Lapkus Series ‘Bad Crimes’ Mid-Production

Velma voice cast, Sam Richardson, Constance Wu, Glenn Howerton

‘Velma’: Sam Richardson, Constance Wu & More Join Voice Cast

The 7 Best Female Comedian Specials to Stream on Netflix (VIDEO)

Young Rock Season 2 and Grand Crew Season 1

‘Young Rock’ & ‘Grand Crew’ Renewed at NBC

The Masked Singer - Nicole Byer
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‘The Masked Singer’: Nicole Byer Joins Judges in First Look (VIDEO)

Eric Stonestreet, Nicole Byer, and Leslie Jordan

‘The Masked Singer’ Reveals Guest Panelists for Season 7

Nailed It! - Felicia Day, Nicole Byer, and Jacques Torres

‘Nailed It! Halloween’ Production Shuts Down After Crew Goes on Strike

Nicole Byer, Taye Diggs

2022 Critics Choice Awards: Taye Diggs & Nicole Byer to Co-Host

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Season 14 Cast, Season Trailer

‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’: J.Lo, Lizzo & More to Join Season 14 (VIDEO)

'Grand Crew,' NBC Poster, Key Art

‘Grand Crew’ Trailer: Meet Your New Favorite Fictional Friend Group (VIDEO)

Cheryl Hines, Ken Jeong, Adrienne Bailon-Houghton in I Can See Your Voice
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‘I Can See Your Voice’ Sets Celebrity Guests for Holiday Special & Season 2 Premiere

'Rugrats' Revival, Paramount+, Renewed for Season 2

Paramount+ Renews ‘Rugrats’ Revival for Season 2, Announces Halloween Special

Craig Robinson as Doug Judy, Andy Samberg as Jake Peralta in Brooklyn Nine-Nine 'PB&J'
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‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Reunites One of Its Most-Beloved Duos in ‘PB&J’ (RECAP)

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‘Rugrats’ Return in First Trailer for New Paramount+ Series (VIDEO)

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‘Kill the Orange-Faced Bear’: Sarah Silverman, Nicole Byer & Sam Richardson Join TBS Pilot

Mahershala Ali Jon Hamm Headshot

Amazon’s ‘Invincible’ Adds Mahershala Ali, Jon Hamm & More to Voice Cast

I Can See Your Voice - Thanksgiving Episode - Rick Springfield and Taye Diggs
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‘I Can See Your Voice’: Rick Springfield, Taye Diggs & More Guests (VIDEO)

Wipeout, TBS

‘Wipeout’ Contestant Dies After Completing Course for the TBS Reboot

Creative Arts Emmys 2020 Predictions

15 Categories to Watch at the 2020 Creative Arts Emmy Awards

Nicole Byer in Nailed It
Emmys

‘Nailed It!’ Host Nicole Byer Talks Her History-Making Emmy Nomination

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Best Lines of the Week (March 27-April 2): ‘You’re a Terrible Bowler’

Nailed It!
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‘Nailed It!’ Host Nicole Byer Talks Season 2, What Makes the Show Special & More

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MTV’s More Adult Direction Includes Nicole Byer’s ‘Loosely Exactly Nicole’