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Freeform is getting into the late-night business with Iliza Shlesinger

(Photo: NBC/Getty Images)
(Photo: NBC/Getty Images)

Freeform—formerly ABC Family—is taking advantage of its new branding to break into the world of late night talk, confirming this week that it’s teaming up with comedian Iliza Shlesinger for a six-week trial run on the comic’s new show, Truth & Iliza. The series—originally discussed last year—will star Shlesinger and her “societal observations” as they tackle a daily themed question with her guests.

Shlesinger has been a rising star in the comedy world for the last several years, parlaying a win on NBC’s Last Comic Standing into three stand-up specials, including two produced by and for Netflix. Now she’s hoping to translate her mean streak and acerbic wit into the crowded-but-not-with-women world of comedy late night. “I’m so grateful to Freeform for inviting me to create a show that occupies a space between social commentary, politics, pop culture and my specific brand of comedy and feminism,” Shlesinger said in a statement about the show.

Truth & Iliza will air weeknights at 10 p.m. on Freeform, starting on May 2.

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