Comedy Central has announced that when Colbert leaves to take over Late Show on CBS at the end of this year, The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore will replace him in his time slot with The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. Wilmore has been The Daily Show’s “Senior Black Correspondent” since 2006, making him one of the longest tenured correspondents currently on the show. Before that, he created The Bernie Mac Show and co-created The PJs. Last summer it was announced that he was developing The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl alongside Issa Rae, the creator of the popular web series of the same name. It’s not clear what that project’s fate is in light of this news.
Here’s Comedy Central’s official statement:
Comedy Central has pulled from the ranks of “The Best F*ing News Team Ever!” and today announces the Emmy® Award-winning Larry Wilmore as the host of the #1 brand in comedy’s next great late night franchise. Wilmore will take over the highly-coveted post-“Daily Show” time slot in January 2015 as host of “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television. The series was created by Jon Stewart and will be produced by Stewart’s Busboy Productions with Stewart and Wilmore serving as Executive Producers.