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Larry Wilmore Heads to ABC Studios for Overall Deal

Larry Wilmore is turning his focus back to behind the camera.

The writer, producer and comedian has inked an overall deal with ABC Studios, marking his first major move since his late-night series “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” was cancelled by Comedy Central.

Under his new multi-year pact, Wilmore will develop his own projects, plus supervise others and work with ABC Studios executives to target talent for the studio.

Aside from hosting “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” he co-created HBO’s “Insecure,” which was recently renewed for a second season. A comedy vet, he created “The Bernie Mac Show” and “The P.J.’s.” The deal with ABC Studios marks a longtime reunion for Wilmore and the ABC company, as one of his first writing gigs was on “Sister, Sister.” He’s also an executive producer on ABC’s hit sitcom “Black-ish.”

“I’m excited beyond words to be back at ABC and look forward to this creative partnership,” Wilmore said. “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.”

“We’re thrilled to welcome Larry Wilmore back to ABC Studios. We worked closely with Larry while we were developing ‘Black-ish’ and are looking forward to what’s coming next from this incredibly talented writer/producer,” said ABC Studios President Patrick Moran.

Wilmore is repped by UTA, 3 Arts and attorney Tom Hoberman at Hansen, Jacobson

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