Comedy Central has been wrestling with the post-“Daily Show” slot since Stephen Colbert left the network in 2015 and went to CBS. First they tried “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” and then “The Opposition with Jordan Klepper,” neither of which took.
Next up at bat: David Spade, the man whose photo is next to the word “snark” in the dictionary, and a comic who, unlike Colbert, Wilmore, and Klepper, is not a “Daily Show” offspring. Spade is going to host a new nightly series, which will premiere at some point later this year. The still untitled show will focus more on pop culture than politics, and Spade — who, back when he was on “Saturday Night Live,” delivered the “Hollywood Minute” every week — will process the news of the day with his comedian and celebrity friends.
By the way, Spade had another show on Comedy Central from 2005-07 called “Showbiz Show With David Spade.”Matthew Gilbert can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter @MatthewGilbert.