The Hollywood Reporter: Byron Allen’s ‘Comics Unleashed’ Joins CBS Late Night During Strikes

CBS will shore up its late night roster in the fall with an assist from Byron Allen.

The media mogul’s long-running syndicated show Comics Unleashed — which Allen also hosts — will follow repeats of The Late Show With Stephen Colbert beginning Sept. 18 for what the network says is a “limited run.” CBS will air two episodes per night at 12:37 a.m. ET/PT, in the spot formerly occupied by The Late Late Show.

Network late night shows have all been dark since the Writers Guild of America strike began in May.

Comics Unleashed is a true passion for me, simply because this world can never have enough laughter,” said Allen, founder, chairman and CEO of Allen Media Group. “I created this show so that the best comedians can all come together and bring nonstop laughter.”

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