Comedy Central Names Colbert's Successor
Larry Wilmore, familiar to Jon Stewart fans, will host 'Minority Report'
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 10, 2014 5:57 AM CDT
Larry Wilmore accepts the best talk show award for "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" at the Critics' Choice Television Awards in 2013.   (Photo by Frank Micelotta/Invision/AP)

(Newser) – The man with the job of replacing Stephen Colbert at Comedy Central is probably going to be familiar to fans. Larry Wilmore, who shows up regularly on Jon Stewart's show as its "senior black correspondent," will host a new show called Minority Report, says Variety. Wilmore and guests will comment on issues of the day in the 11:30 slot, and a Comedy Central spokesperson tells the New York Times that the idea isn't so much to focus on minority issues as it is to present minority viewpoints on all issues.

“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,” said Stewart. Wilmore, 52, recently got named by ABC as an executive producer of an upcoming show called Black-ish, but he'll have to give up that post eventually as his own show draws nearer in January. Fans of the Office might remember Wilmore as Mr. Brown from an early show about diversity training.

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sandrae
Jun 3, 2014 8:17 PM CDT
I wish Larry Wilmore only the best. I never watch Stephen Colbert because I do not like his satire, maybe Wilmore can put another spin on it. Hope Colbert is more successful replacing David Letterman than Arsenio Hall was in trying to make a comeback. It's all in your posse -- the people who support you behind the curtain. If that support does not exist, it is a struggle that reflects on the 'main man'. (I'm off... clickety-clock)
jgarbuz
May 10, 2014 10:45 PM CDT
No one is going to ever be able to replace Colbert but Willmore could put on a reasonably passable effort. I hope he succeeds.
christophertwood
May 10, 2014 3:33 PM CDT
If you have never seen him on Colbert's show you are in store for an amazing treat.Smart and a fantastic satiric wit! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BR6oA2t7i-s#t=35 More cowbell???? No....More Willmore!!!!