Comedy Central Picks Larry Wilmore Show to Replace 'The Colbert Report'
Comedy Central Picks Larry Wilmore Show to Replace 'The Colbert Report'
John Kubicek
John Kubicek
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What will happen to Comedy Central at 11:30pm when Stephen Colbert leaves his show to replace David Letterman on CBS? Donald Sterling's worst nightmare.


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According to The Hollywood Reporter, Larry Wilmore, a frequent correspondent on The Daily Show, most often credited as the "Senior Black Correspondent," will take over hosting his own late-night show at 11:30pm on Comedy Central starting in January. His show IS cleverly titled The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. The new series will also be produced by Jon Stewart.

Colbert is, of course, leaving his Emmy-winning show to become the new host of the Late Show on CBS due to David Letterman's retirement. The new show promises to keep the same hour-long block of insightful political and social commentary, only now with a keener look at race.

Wilmore, who began working on The Daily Show in 2006, has had a long career as a TV writer and comedian. He wrote for In Living Color and created The Bernie Mac Show, for which he won an Emmy Award.

The transition will take place in January 2015 prior to Colbert taking over for Letterman. It seems likely that the new series will be addressed on Monday's episodes of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report.


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