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Comedy Central Taps Larry Wilmore For New Show


Larry Wilmore will be taking over the late night news front after Stephen Colbert’s departure at the end of the year on Comedy Central. Wilmore will host a new weeknight show titled “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” which is set to premiere in January.

You might recognize Wilmore already as he has been working on “The Daily Show” since 2006. He appears as the show’s “Senior Black Correspondent.”

It was revealed in April that Colbert would take over David Letterman’s spot on “Late Show” on CBS. Comedy Central also lost another “Daily Show” contributor, John Oliver, after he landed a late night deal on HBO.

“We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Jon Stewart and Busboy Productions, and are looking forward to the world getting to know Larry Wilmore even better,” said Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. “He’s a spectacular talent in front of and behind the camera. The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore follows in the Comedy Central tradition — bringing new perspectives to the day’s events and breaking ground in the world of late-night television.”

The “Minority Report” executive producer, John Stewart, extended a welcome to Wilmore.

“While Larry Wilmore is a brilliant comic and showrunner, this is all just a complicated ruse to get him to move to New York and turn him into a Knicks fan.”

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