Ziwe Fumudoh will trade Instagram’s small screen this spring for a full-fledged Showtime series.
The buzzing actress, known simply as Ziwe, will debut with her eponymous variety show on Sunday May 9 at 11 / 10c, TVLine has learned.
Covering six episodes in its first season, They are will feature interviews, musical numbers, guest stars and sketches, as well as “unpredictable and unpredictable interactions with ordinary people,” the connection line reads. In addition to acting, Ziwe is an executive producer and showrunner for the series.
Ziwe’s TV CV already includes a lot of Showtime experience: she is written for Desus and Mero and Our cartoon president, and also voiced Kamala Harris on this latest series. But in 2020, she gained attention for her Instagram Live show. Baited with Ziwe, in which she toasts celebrities and other notable personalities about the race (which usually leads to these celebrities getting embarrassed).
“Ziwe has clearly established himself as an author’s voice in comedy and culture,” said Vinnie Malhotra, executive vice president of documentary programming at Showtime, when They are landed a serial order in October. “She’s turned all of our heads here at Showtime, and we’re thrilled to be the home of her new series as she continues to develop her brand of edgy and hilarious commentary on race, politics and all that comes along.” is in between. “