'Colbert Report' will be replaced by 'Minority Report'
TODAY - Goodbye, "Colbert Report," hello, "Minority Report." Larry Wilmore, the "senior black correspondent" for "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart," will launch a new show.
TODAY — Goodbye, “Colbert Report,” hello, “Minority Report.” Larry Wilmore, the “senior black correspondent” for “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” will launch a new show in the 11:30 pm post-“Daily Show” timeslot now occupied by “The Colbert Report,” Comedy Central confirmed on Friday.
“The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” will premiere in January, and the network is describing the show as “a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late-night television.”
Wilmore, 52, is known on “The Daily Show” as the program’s “senior black correspondent” and co-created the Emmy Award-winning “Bernie Mac Show” and animated program “The PJs.” He’s also an author, stand-up comic, and has appeared in numerous movies, including the 2010 Steve Carell comedy “Dinner for Schmucks.”
Stewart created the series, and true to form, was quick to joke about it.
“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,” Stewart said in a statement.
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