Truth and Iliza

Iliza Shlesinger introduces her guest on the second episode of Truth & Iliza on Freeform Tuesdays at 10

The network Freeform is coming into its own just over a year into the rebrand from ABC Family.  They do their upfronts in April so I am already looking forward to “Siren,” the mermaid drama coming Summer 2018 (really!) alongside a Marvel team effort led by Squirrel Girl (REALLY)!

In the meantime I am enjoying life right now with “Truth & Iliza,” a 10pm weekly talk show with Iliza Shlesinger.  I’ve been a fan of hers since “Excused” and, if I can toot my own horn here, flagged her name to a production company that I worked at as upcoming talent several years ago.  She has been a touring comedian for years and now has several specials under her belt.

Freeform was right to give her a weekly talk show and has done a great job with their iteration.  It takes elements from traditional structure – cold open, desk, guests.  But your Ed McMahon/Hank Kingsley/Jon Batiste is now a guest of the week that she might have met at the bar – and if the first two episodes are any indication, it’s a really great neighborhood gay bar.

Iliza Shlesinger, Symone Sanders and Jeffrey Self on stage for episode two of "Truth & Iliza" on Freeform Tuesdays at 10


About eriruby

I work in film production in New York. I play the cello and enjoy watching copious amounts of TV.

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