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Canadian YouTube star Lilly Singh to host NBC late-night show

Lilly Singh arrives at WE Day California at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif..,April 19, 2018. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS/INVISION/Richard Shotwell

LOS ANGELES – NBC is shaking up late-night TV, giving Carson Daly’s slot to a woman of colour who’s a star on YouTube.

The network said Thursday that a new show, titled A Little Late with Lilly Singh, will air at 1:35 a.m. EDT beginning in September.

Singh will be the only woman to host a daily late-night show on a major broadcast network.

NBC says her half-hour program will include in-studio interviews and pre-taped comedy sketches.

Singh calls the prospect of being an Indian-Canadian woman with her own late-night show “a dream come true.”

Her acting credits include HBO’s movie Fahrenheit 451 and Bad Moms.