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Larry Wilmore Will Replace Stephen Colbert On Comedy Central w/ 'The Minority Report'

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act May 9, 2014 at 8:09PM

Larry Wilmore Will Replace Stephen Colbert On Comedy Central w/ 'The Minority Report'
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Larry Wilmore

Comedy Central has picked Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore as successor to Stephen Colbert (and his The Colbert Report), who will be leaving that network to take over for David Letterman on CBS, when he departs in 2015. 


Wilmore's show will be called The Minority Report, and will air on Comedy Central at 11:30pm nightly. 

The face of late night TV continues to shift, as the so-called old guard steps aside for those who'll be settling in for their own multi-decade runs, just like their predecessors.

Although 52-year-old Wilmore certainly is no spring chicken, like newbies Jimmy Fallon, or Seth Myers. Then again, neither is Colbert, as he slides into Letterman's soon-to-be vacated slot.

Making his debut on The Daily Show in 2006, where he was billed as the "Senior Black Correspondent," Wilmore's name had been attached to a number of broadcast network TV serials over the last 2 pilot seasons, although nothing really stuck. 

He did find success at Showtime with his hour-long special Race, Religion & Sex during election season in the fall of 2012. Showtime initially ordered a single special, with the potential for it to become a series, depending on how well the first one did with audiences. It did well enough apparently, because the network ordered a second.

At the time, in early 2013, I mentioned that it was likely only a matter of time before he signed up for something permanent - "a weekly show not-so unlike Bill Maher's on HBO," were my exact words.

Well, Comedy Central isn't HBO, but I'll take The Minority Report with Wilmore as is.

Congratulations Mr Wilmore!

Now about that soon-to-be empty Craig Ferguson time slot...

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