Showtime has placed a straight-to-series order for an untitled variety series starring and executive produced by writer, comedian and performer Ziwe. The rising star will feature and exec produce the untitled series, which has been handed a straight-to-series order and will feature interviews and sketches as well as unscripted real-world rendezvous between everyday people.
The show marks an expansion of Ziwe’s relationship with Showtime, as she already serves as a writer on the premium cabler’s late night show “Desus & Mero,” and animated comedy series “Our Cartoon President.” Her new show was announced by Vinnie Malhotra, executive vice president of nonfiction programming at Showtime.
Said Ziwe: "I am beyond excited to make my dream a reality with the brilliant minds at SHOWTIME and A24! I can't wait to make an iconic show with even more iconic guests."
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