Critic's Notebook: Yes, Larry Wilmore's 'Nightly Show' Will Be Missed

August 15, 2016 7:14 PM

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Comedy Central announced on Monday (August 15) that it has canceled The Nightly Show, temporarily replacing the Larry Wilmore-hosted 11:30 p.m. entry with Chris Hardwick's @Midnight effective Thursday.

The bottom-line reasons given by Comedy Central executives were simple and, unfortunately, impossible to dispute: The Nightly Show, Kent Alterman said, hadn't connected with Comedy Central's audience "both in the linear channel and in terms of multi-platform outlets and with shareable content and on...

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