Just before the election kicks into high gear, Comedy Central has unceremoniously given Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Show the ax. This Thursday night’s episode will be the show’s last, after joining the network in 2015 in place of The Colbert Report.

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“We hold Larry in the highest esteem, personally and professionally. He brought a strong voice and point of view to the late-night landscape,” Comedy Central president Kent Alterman told Variety. “Unfortunately it hasn’t resonated with our audience.”

He added:

“We’ve been monitoring it closely as for a year and a half now and we haven’t seen the signs we need in ratings or in consumption on digital platforms. We’ve been been hoping it would grow. The next step is to open our doors to aggressive development in late night.”

Wilmore also released a statement:

“I’m really grateful to Comedy Central, Jon Stewart, and our fans to have had this opportunity. But I’m also saddened and surprised we won’t be covering this crazy election or ‘The Unblackening’ as we’ve coined it. And keeping it 100, I guess I hadn’t counted on ‘The Unblackening’ happening to my time slot as well.”

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Source: Variety