The news comes only a few months after Comedy Central cancelled his late-night comedy news series. Currently, Wilmore serves as an executive producer on both HBO’s Insecure and ABC’s Black-ish.
Under the new deal, Wilmore will “develop material for his own projects as well as supervise others and work with ABC Studios in targeting upcoming talent for the studio.”
“I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership. Disney took a chance on me as a young writer years ago and so I’m thrilled to return to the Mouse House. I hope my room still looks the same.”
What do you think? Are you a fan of Larry Wilmore? Are you excited he’ll be working at ABC?