Paul Rudd

Pop’s new comedy ‘Nightcap’ takes on the absurdities, rivalries of late-night TV

Pop’s new comedy ‘Nightcap’ takes on the absurdities, rivalries of late-night TV

In the farcical "Nightcap," which premieres Wednesday on Pop – it's a real network, where you can also find "Schitt's Creek" – Ali Wentworth plays Staci Cole, a talent booker and producer on a low-rated, late-night show called "Nightcap With Jimmy." (Another late-night show, another Jimmy.)

As a television comedy about making television, it is, broadly speaking, in the tradition of "The Larry Sanders Show, "30 Rock" and the workplace half of "The Mary Tyler Moore Show."

But its closest antecedent is "After Lately," the backstage mockumentary companion piece to Chelsea Handler's late "Chelsea...

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