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Although people out in cable-land can turn to the reliable comedic sensibilities of folks like Samantha Bee and Trevor Noah, it’s one of those begrudgingly accept maxims of the TV universe that network late-night hosts really only come in a single flavor: White, and male. Now, NBC is finally getting ready to break that apparent stranglehold of Jimmys, Seths, and Stephens on network TV’s nighttime talk show offerings—albeit only for a show that airs at 1:35 in the morning. (Still, that’s progress, right?)

Variety reports tonight that Lilly Singh—who got her start as a ridiculously popular YouTube star, operating under the channel name IISuperwomanII—has been tapped to take over Carson Daly’s old Last Call spot, replacing it with a new series titled A Little Late With Lilly Singh. Singh went on her new lead-in’s lead-in The Tonight Show this evening to talk about the news, accepting congratulations from Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers, and announcing that the show will likely debut this September.

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Singh’s accomplishments over the last few years are numerous, and include films, books, and being a YouTube celebrity who’s somehow resisted the siren call of blurting racial slurs at Fortnite opponents while poking dead guys with a stick. She described her new series as an extension of her channel, which features comedy videos, vlogs, and that one time she hung out with The Rock.

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