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NBC Cranes Lilly Singh to Replace Carson Daly in Late Night – Variety

Lilly Singh, who first gathered fame as a YouTube star, has been equipped to replace Carson Daly as the host of NBC's 1:35 speech show.

The little "Little Late with Lilly Singh" will be launched in September, and noted by NBC, will make her the only woman currently hosting a late night chat show on one of the Big 4 networks.

"A Little Late" will include Singh who performs studio interviews such as pre-taped comedy sketches and other "signature elements".

"Lilly is really a star and we are proud to welcome her to our NBC family," said Doug Vaughan, vice president, special program and late night, NBC Entertainment. "She is a versatile exercise that will surely have a good report with not only all her guests but also with our devoted audience in the evening. We can't wait to get started."

  TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Episode 1030 - Formed: (lr) March 14, 2019 - (Photo by: Andrew Lipovsky / NBC)

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Singh was to be seen on Thursday evening's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" to make the announcement.

"An Indian-Canadian woman with her own late night show? Now it's a dream come true," Singh said. "I am happy to bring it to life on NBC, and I hope my parents think this is as exciting as grandchildren."

Singh will act as executive producer on "A Little Late", while Polly Auritt, head of Singh's Unicorn Island Productions, will act as a contributing producer. Universal TV produces with Unicorn Island.

The Peacock network announced last month that "Last Call with Carson Daly" would end its run after 17 and 2000 episodes. Before "Last Call", the title "Later" was hosted for the first time by Bob Costas (from 1988) and later by Greg Kinnear and then Cynthia Garrett.

As one of the most successful and lucrative YouTube stars ever (where she is known as IISuperwomanII), Singh has collected more than 14 million subscribers on her channel. She is also a New York Times best-selling author ("How to Be A Bawse: A Guide to Conquering Life") and appeared as an actress in films such as "Bad Moms", "Ice Age: Collision Course" and HBO "Fahrenheit 451 . "She also starred in the YouTube documentary" A Trip to Unicorn Island ".

Singh is played by WME, Anonymous Content, Hansen, Jacobson and ID.

Here, Singh is announcing her new gig at the "Tonight show":

[Pictured: Lilly Singh with Jimmy Fallon.]

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