Larry Wilmore will move to Comedy Central with “The Minority Report” starting January 2015 according to an announcement by Comedy Central. His show will be taking over the time slot Stephen Colbert held with his show “The Colbert Report” that was first aired in 2005.
“The Minority Report” created and produced by “Daily Show” host Jon Stewart will debut on January 2015 at 11:30 when the “The Colbert Report” stops airing at the end of this year and Colbert will be heading to CBS to take over “The Late Show” from David Letterman.
Wilmore, who is a veteran comedy writer has been on the late-night show since 2006 and is currently the “Senior Black Correspondent.” He also co-created “The PJs” (the animated show with Eddie Murphy) and the Emmy-winning “Bernie Mac Show,” ran “Diversity Day Seminar” in “The Office” and served as a consulting producer on the NBC comedy series.
Wilmore expressed his excitement for being given the chance to continue his relationship with Comedy Central and the ‘brilliant’ Jon Stewart who will be the executive producer according to a statement and went ahead to express his love for the city of New York.
The description of the show stated “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore’ will provide viewers with a distinct point of view and comedic take on the day’s news from a perspective largely missing in the current late night landscape. The series will feature a diverse panel of voices currently under-represented in comedy and television” to show that the speculation that comedy Central was seeking to diversify the predominantly white male line-up in the late-night shows was not lost in the network.