DEADLINE: Had you gotten indications, did you have any idea this was coming?
WILMORE: No. I knew that a decision was coming, but I didn’t think we wouldn’t be able to cover the election. So whether we were going to be on or not for a third season, I never imagined that we would be off so quickly if we weren’t coming back. So I imagined a scenario where we wouldn’t be picked up, but I had not imagined a scenario where we would just be canceled immediately. So yeah, that part was a surprise.
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So you’ve touched on this, but, what are you most proud of to have accomplished with The Nightly Show?
You know, we set out to present to America a lot of faces and voices that don’t get a chance to be seen and heard on television. We gave them a platform and a chance to make their voices heard. We’re very proud of that. And rooting for the underdog, and finding the underdog in stories, and tackling those difficult subjects like you said earlier—and not being afraid to do it.
Source and more: Vanity Fair