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Iliza Shlesinger debuts “Truth & Iliza” on Freeform

Iliza Shlesinger made no secret of wanting her own late-night talk show, and Tuesday night, she premiered Truth & Iliza on Freeform.

It’s a weekly half-hour, each week built around a theme of Shlesinger’s choosing. For her debut, she chose “Well, What Can We Say.” The episode included an opening monologue, a desk “song” as crew set up the desk in front of her, segments on societal rules about what we can or cannot say, and what we should or shouldn’t post on social media, a filmed fake ad for a restaurant called “Tiny Bites” that caters to women who fear ordering too much food, and a guest interview with Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory (and Blossom before that), who has a new book out calling, “Girling Up.”

Bialik admitted fangirling over Iliza, and explained why:

“You and I are such different people, but everything you say resonates with me. Not just what you’re saying, but the way that you’re presenting it – and I think that’s something we especially need to teach young people, and young women in particular. This is the way you present yourself, and you can speak your mind without people calling you names. And if they do, who cares?”

If you Hulu, then you can watch the debut episode in full here:

If not, watch it on Freeform’s Truth & Iliza site.

Here are a couple of clips:

Corinne Marshall is Truth & Iliza‘s head writer, with a staff that includes Schlesinger, Gordon Downs, Kim Gamble, Nathan Min, Brian Moses, and Nicole Silverberg.

New episodes air at 10 p.m. ET/PT Tuesdays on Freeform.

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