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Larry Wilmore, Amber Ruffin anchor weekly late-night shows

LOS ANGELES – Peacock is launching a pair of weekly late-night comedy series with Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin to focus on current events.

“We can´t wait to write sketches, songs and jokes about this terrible time we call now!”” Ruffin said in a statement Monday announcing the “The Amber Ruffin Show.”

A writer and performer on NBC´s “Late Night with Seth Meyers,” Ruffin was among the first African American women to write for a late-night show.

Wilmore is a sitcom creator (“The Bernie Mac Show,” “grown-ish”) who’s also known for his on-camera Comedy Central work that included the 2015-16 “The Nightly Show.” His Peacock show is as-yet untitled.

“Apparently there´s a lot going on in the world right now and a big election happening soon, so I´m happy to have a place in the conversation,” Wilmore said in a statement.

The shows are set to launch in September, with 11 episodes ordered for Wilmore’s series and nine for Ruffin’s, Peacock said.

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