To add to that, the whipsmart Jamie Lee is now writing her own unique, dark rom com that follows the girlfriend of a husband who is the prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance (kind of like Emily Ratajkowski in Gone Girl, right?). Seeing this sort of woman’s story beyond her being a usually one-dimensional character along with Lee’s impeccable comedic writing will undoubtedly be fascinating.
On top of all of that, Iliza Shlesinger is getting her own weekly late night show on cable network Freeform called Truth & Iliza. She’ll be focused on a specific theme with each episode, then have segments, field pieces, etc. go from there.
Truth & Iliza is set to premiere on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10PM.
If you take a look at the late night landscape, it’s getting bigger than ever since more of cable has joined the fray with options diverting far from the traditional late night talk show format.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, Desus & Mero, Throwing Shade, and more offer a stark contrast to Fallon, Colbert, Kimmel, Corden, and Meyers on broadcast networks.
The three newly announced late night shows with Iliza, Klepper, and Atamanuik are sure to add to that growth.
Well, if everything goes according to Freeform’s plan, there will be three female hosts in late night.
Details are sparse at this point, probably because cable network Freeform sees that there is plenty of shows that follow the traditional late night talk show format and they want to work with Iliza Shlesinger to develop something that caters to her comedy.
So, thankfully, the boys club is becoming a boys club less and less everyday.