Larry Wilmore to Replace Stephen Colbert at Comedy Central

Entertainment May. 10, 2014 AT 10:35AM
Larry Wilmore Comedy Central has announced that Larry Wilmore will replace Stephen Colbert with the new series, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore Credit: Amanda Edwards/FilmMagic

They've found their guy! Comedy Central has announced that comedy performer and writer Larry Wilmore will succeed Stephen Colbert in the 11:30 p.m. time period at the network, the New York Times reports.

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The comedic scripted show, The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, will include a panel of voices discussing topics of the day, but won't just focus on minority issues. The concept itself was created by The Daily Show's Jon Stewart and his production company, Busboy Productions.

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"[It will] provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there," Comedy Central's president Michele Ganeless said. "We are so excited to have a fresh idea for late night."

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Wilmore, 52, has previously written for hit shows like The Office, The Bernie Mac Show, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air, In Living Color, and The Jamie Foxx Show. The Emmy award-winning writer will officially begin his hosting duties in January 2015 once Colbert leaves to succeed David Letterman as Late Show's host.

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