Whitney Cummings launching E! talk show
Her NBC sitcom may have disappointed, but comedian Whitney Cummings is bouncing back with a late-night talk show on E!
E! is launching a new weekly talk show Love You, Mean It with Whitney Cummings, which is described as “a weekly medley of witty commentary featuring Whitney’s take on everything from the biggest pop culture and celebrity happenings, to life, relationships, sex, and more. Equipped with only a microphone and her laptop, [she’ll be] joined by celebrity guests and comedian friends…”
The “weekly medley” will air Wednesday nights, partnered with Joel McHale’s The Soup later this year. “This show gives me a chance to get back to my stand-up roots,” said Cummings, who also co-created CBS’ 2 Broke Girls. “And I’m really excited to be able to say (almost) whatever I’d like on TV again. So thanks, E!”
Hm, does that mean Cummings couldn’t say what she wanted on her NBC comedy Whitney? The sitcom is on the bubble for a pickup, though considered less-than likely to return. E! also announced a Jonas Brother reality show and a slate of scripted shows including a Wizard of Oz-inspired drama.