Variety reports that David Spade's late-night talk show will be shopped to outside networks and platforms and won't return to Comedy Central. Lights Out premiered last summer on July 29, providing a no-politics alternative to other late-night shows. "But Lights Out ultimately didn’t deliver audiences that lived up to network hopes," says Variety's Brian Steinberg. He adds that Lights Out, which had been scheduled to run through June, was hampered by the coronavirus shutdown that ended the possibility of Spade growing his audience. Lights Out becomes the third failed attempt at launching a late-night talk show after The Daily Show since The Colbert Report ended in December 2014. The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore ran from January through August 2015 and The Opposition with Jordan Klepper aired from September 2017 through June 2018. Over the past few weeks, Spade has done a stripped-down version of his show on Facebook Watch, YouTube and Instagram titled Live from the Bunker. Lights Out's failure on Comedy Central comes as Trevor Noah is enjoying great success with The Daily Social Distancing Show. His interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci last week was watched by more than 27 million viewers across all platforms.
TOPICS: Lights Out with David Spade, Comedy Central, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, The Opposition with Jordan Klepper, David Spade, Cancelations, Renewals & Pickups, Coronavirus, Late Night