TNT Expands Relationship With Niecy Nash
'Claws' Star To Host and Executive Produce Late-Night Themed Pilot, Naked With Niecy Nash
Sue Murphy to Serve as Executive Producer & Showrunner
Turner's Studio T and Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television, to Produce
LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 20, 2018 - It's time to slay in a whole new way. Turner's TNT has ordered a pilot for Naked With Niecy Nash, a decidedly unique show with a late-night feel hosted and executive produced by the queen of Claws and author of the best-selling book It's Hard to Fight Naked, the inimitable Niecy Nash. Nash, never afraid to get real and tell it like it is, will serve up a tall glass of humor, advice, and one-of-a-kind "Niecy-isms" on all things love, sex, romance and relationships with everyday people. The pilot will tap Niecy's unparalleled strengths to inspire, empower and make viewers laugh out loud. Nothing is off limits and no topic will be out-of-reach.
You have never seen a late-night show - or Niecy - like this before: uninhibited, totally transparent and not afraid to "get naked."
"I'm so excited to add my voice to the late-night landscape," said Niecy Nash. She added, "Love is the thing we were created for but it's also the place we struggle the most... until now! This is going to be a fun and sexy ride! TNT is the perfect partner for me in this endeavor! Adding an experienced and amazing executive producer and showrunner like Sue Murphy to this mix was the cherry on top."
"Niecy's award-nominated work in our hit series, Claws, doesn't even begin to cover the range of talent she can bring to television," said Sarah Aubrey, EVP, Original Programming, TNT. "Her improvisational skills, laugh-out-loud sense of humor, honesty, and thoughtfulness about the subjects of love and relationships made her book, It's Hard to Fight Naked, a best-seller, and make Sue Murphy and Niecy Nash the perfect team to bring this type of playful show to TNT. Despite the title, Niecy will be doing the pilot fully-clothed."
Nash currently stars on the hit TNT dramedy, Claws, which was renewed for a third season and a top 10 cable drama for 2018. Daytime Emmy(R) Award winner Sue Murphy, who served as an executive producer and writer on Chelsea, and as an executive producer on Chelsea Lately for seven seasons will serve as an executive producer and showrunner.
Naked with Niecy Nash is a co-production between Turner's Studio T and Telepictures, a division of Warner Bros. Unscripted & Alternative Television. The series is also produced by Nash's production company, Chocolate Chick.
TNT is basic cable's #1 network in primetime with young adults and is home to one of cable's most popular slates of original series, including The Alienist, Animal Kingdom, Claws, the upcoming I Am the Night, Snowpiercer and Tell Me Your Secrets. TNT also presents popular shows such as Arrow, Supernatural, Bones and Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards(R) and the iHeartRadio Music Awards; and championship sports coverage, including the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship.
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Telepictures is an industry-leading and Emmy(R) Award-winning producer of innovative, multiplatform advertiser-friendly television series and digital content for the first-run syndication, cable and digital marketplace. Programs produced by Telepictures have won 93 Emmy(R) Awards in the last 20 years, including Outstanding Talk Show or Outstanding Talk Show Host for 16 of the last 19 years. Telepictures series include The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Extra, Judge Mathis, Love Connection and Ellen's Game of Games (produced in conjunction with Warner Horizon Television), The People's Court, The Real, TMZ, TMZ Live, TMZ Sports and OBJECTified. For more information about Telepictures programming, please visit www.telepicturestv.com.