ITV says it plans to air an entertainment program called "The Nightly Show," which will feature a different host each week.

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Comedian and writer David Walliams has already signed on to preside over the first five, half-hour episodes, which will premiere in 2017.

The show is currently slated to run for two months.

"I am thrilled to be the first host for this brand new show for ITV," Walliams said in a statement.

"We're really excited about launching this bold new show, and delighted that David will kick off what will be an eight-week entertainment treat for viewers," added Peter Davey, ITV's head of comedy entertainment.