‘The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore Will Replace Stephen Colbert In 2015
Comedy Central has announced the replacement for Stephen Colbert when he leaves the network to join CBS as host of The Late Show. The Daily Show‘s senior black correspondent (LOL) Larry Wilmore will be the host of the new program The Minority Report.
The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore is created and produced by Jon Stewart. Both he and Wilmore will serve as executive producers.
In addition to his work on The Daily Show, Wilmore co-created The PJs, the animated show with Eddie Murphy, and The Bernie Mac Show, which was an Emmy winner. He has also served as a writer and performer on The Office, In Living Color, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and The Jamie Foxx Show. Wilmore is also the executive producer of an upcoming show starring Anthony Anderson called Black-ish.
“’The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore’ will provide viewers with a distinct point of view and comedic take on the day’s news from a perspective largely missing in the current late night landscape,” Comedy Central said in a description of the program. “The series will feature a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television.”
According to The New York Times, the show was Stewart’s idea and will feature a panel of guests discussing the news of the day. Further details are being hashed out over the next eight months.