Posted in TV on May 12, 2014

We knew that Stephen Colbert would be taking over Late Show once Letterman retires, and over the weekend his own replacement for Comedy Central has been announced. NY Times reports the replacement...

...will be "The Minority Report" and the host will be the "senior black correspondent" from "The Daily Show" -- otherwise known as Larry Wilmore.

Comedy Central has concluded a deal with Jon Stewart's production company, Busboy Productions, to create the follow-up show to the Emmy-winning "Colbert Report," which will be coming to an end in the next year when its star, Stephen Colbert, leaves to succeed David Letterman on CBS's "Late Show."

The idea for "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore," as the show will be known, came from Mr. Stewart himself, who proposed that the 11:30 p.m. time period behind his nightly "Daily Show" was the ideal place for a new format, one that would "provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there," as Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central said in an interview.

The idea is to have a panel of those voices led by Mr. Wilmore, commenting on the issues of the day -- but in a comedic, scripted format, Ms. Ganeless said. "We are so excited to have a fresh idea for late night." She emphasized that the panel would not simply address minority issues, but any and all issues, except from minority points of view.

Watch a Larry Wilmore video below...

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Comments (9)

there is no replacement for Colbert

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:56 PM

enough with these shows already.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 3:59 PM

Yeah, but for second-stringers Wilmore is a welcomed addition. I thought they would have elevated Sam Bee or Hodgman...so I think we all lucked out here

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:00 PM

BV, this was announced like last week.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:05 PM

sure, this is music.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:15 PM

"... and also in the Who-Gives-A-Fuck file, I just took a nasty shit and when I looked back down in the bowl my iPhone fell right in"

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:43 PM

Mr. Brown...nahhh I'm not falling for that.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 4:59 PM

Yeah, a little late, as this was announced last week, but it's still so much awesome that my head is exploding.

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 6:39 PM

way to announce this 4 days late. why?

Posted by Anonymous | May 12, 2014 8:41 PM

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