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The Josh Wolf Show Premieres June 11 on CMT

Chelsea Handler Serves as Executive Producer of Network's First Original Late Night Program

The Josh Wolf Show, CMT’s first original late night show, premieres June 11 at 11 p.m. ET/PT. Chelsea Handler is one of the show’s executive producers.

Best known for his recurring role on Chelsea Lately and host of Shark After Dark, Wolf will examine pop culture through practical sensibility and the lens of everyday people, while showcasing his self-deprecating humor and unique outlook on life.

The series will four nights a week — Thursday through Sunday — at 11:00 p.m. ET/PT.

Each episode features Wolf — who refuses to sit behind a typical late-night desk — with a varied panel of comedians, actors, musicians and others offering their takes on pop culture and weird-but-true headlines of the day. Things then move out of the studio and onto the streets where Wolf interacts with the general public. The show also includes jaw-dropping and laugh-inducing feats and in-studio demonstrations, as well as musical performances from today’s biggest stars.

“I couldn’t be more excited to be living out my dream of hosting a late night talk show on CMT,” added Wolf. “There is no better home for my brand of comedy that most call ‘intelligently stupid.’ For the record, I consider that a compliment.”

As a comedian, actor and writer, the Boston native began performing in local clubs at age 15. By his mid-20’s, he dominated Seattle’s comedy scene before moving to Los Angeles where he landed deals with 20th Century Fox, ABC and NBC. Wolf has written for numerous sitcoms, including Yes Dear, Will Smith’s All of Us and Cuts starring Shannon Elizabeth.

In addition to his standup comedy, his television credits include appearances on Last Comic Standing, My Name Is Earl, Raising Hope and Chelsea Lately, the hit E! series where he appeared regularly as roundtable guest and writer. In 2013, Wolf published his first book, the New York Times bestselling It Takes Balls: Dating Single Moms and Other Confessions From an Unprepared Single Dad, detailing his struggles as a single parent.

The Josh Wolf Show is executive produced by Chelsea Handler and Sue Murphy, as well as Free 90 Media’s Brad Wollack and Tom Brunelle. Jayson Dinsmore and Julia Silverton executive produce for CMT.