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Busy Philipps returning to late night with QVC talk show

Busy Philipps has some fetch news: she’s returning to late night. The “Girld 5 Eva” star and former talk show host is getting another shot at the format with QVC.

The former host of E!’s “Busy Tonight,” 44, will now headline “Busy This Week,” heading to the shopping network’s QVC+ and HSN+ streamer on May 8. Variety was the first to report the news.

“From celebrity guest interviews and laugh-out-loud moments to personal stories and her favorite curated shopping finds — Busy is giving everyone something to talk about,” reads the service’s description of the half-hour show.

The 14-episode freshman season, which will feature Philipps’ “unscripted take on whatever has kept us busy this week,” will start with 10 episodes airing every Wednesday before returning in November and December with four holiday-themed episodes.

”I’m a huge QVC fan stretching way back and I’m so grateful they’re getting into the late-night game with us,” executive producer Caissie St. Onge told the Daily News.

The “Freaks and Geeks” alum, who is co-executive producing, previously collaborated with the streaming service in 2022 with the special “Busy for the Holidays.”

News of Philipps’ return to late night comes just shy of five years after she announced the cancellation of “Busy Tonight,” which launched on E! in 2018 and spanned just over 100 episodes in its lone season. Guests on that show included Julia Roberts, Kim Kardashian and Tina Fey — who penned the original “Mean Girls” as well as the Broadway musical and the new film it inspired, starring Philipps.

She hoped to find a new home for the series, pointing to the male-dominated landscape: “It does seem lame that there would be just, like, one woman in late night at a time.”

In early 2020, Philipps shared on Instagram that she’d been “blindsided” by the cancellation — which occurred shortly after Hulu gave Sarah Silverman’s “I Love You, America” the same treatment, leaving “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee” on TBS as the one late-night show hosted by a woman.

“A Little Late with Lilly Singh” premiered on NBC in September 2019 but met the same fate as Philipps’ show after two seasons. “Full Frontal” ended in June 2022. Late night remained female-free until Taylor Tomlinson‘s “After Midnight” debuted on CBS in January.


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