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Robin Thede ready to give 'The Rundown' on BET late night

Robin Thede ready to give 'The Rundown' on BET late night

Ask Robin Thede if she’s nervous about her upcoming plunge into one of TV’s most competitive arenas, and you’re likely to see her tremble — with excitement.

A colorful comic, who has scored top writing gigs with Chris Rock, Kevin Hart, Larry Wilmore and others, Thede is entering the late-night arena with “The Rundown with Robin Thede” premiering Thursday on BET.

Few women have successfully navigated the crowded post-prime-time landscape, and the time period has been particularly perilous for anyone who is not a white male. But even though “The Rundown” will be the only late-night entry hosted by a woman of color, Thede appears to be jitter-free.

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