David Spade is set to make a comeback to late night TV later this year. Comedy Central has tapped the comedian to host a new late-night talk show as the network looks to change up how it handles late-night.
Spade’s series will follow Trevor Noah’s The Daily Show, in the 11:30 slot. A slot the network hasn’t had much success with since losing The Colbert Report in 2014. The move should show Comedy Central’s faith in Spade though as his show will be competing directly with the three-headed dragon of Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, and Jimmy Kimmel. Spade will apparently look to differentiate himself from the crowd, however.
While most other late night hosts focus on the nation’s politics, Spade will offer a different take on the late-night formula. With a rotating panel of celebrities and comedians, Spade will give a “signature take on the pop culture news of the day,” according to the network.
Spade will executive produce the untitled series alongside Marc Gurvitz and Alex Murray. Tom Brunelle and Brad Wollack will serve as executive producers as well as showrunners on the series.