Larry Wilmore's The Minority Report to Replace The Colbert Report on Comedy Central

Larry WilmoreComedy Central’s search for Stephen Colbert‘s replacement has finally come to an end.

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Larry Wilmore, who has served as The Daily Show‘s “Senior Black Correspondent” since 2006, is getting his own half-hour show in the 11:30/10:30c time slot, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore will premiere in Jan. 2015.

In addition to his acting credits — which include recent appearances on ABC’s Happy Endings and Malibu Country, as well as Nickelodeon’s Instant Mom – Wilmore also boasts a full behind-the-scenes resume, having created Fox’s The PJs and The Bernie Mac Show.

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  1. JMH says:

    Isn’t this just “Chocolate News” 2.0?

  2. kate says:

    yessss. wilmore is hilarious.

  3. j says:

    Okay. I was hoping for Jessica Williams, but I think I could enjoy this.

  4. Alice says:

    Yes! I could totally take an hour of Wilmore! But I’ll settle for a half hour!

  5. Meg says:

    I fully support this.

  6. David4 says:

    Good move. I really wish John Oliver would have taken it over, but now everyone gets a show so everyone is a winner. :)

  7. knd says:

    This is perfect!

  8. Not a shock, Wilmore’s pretty consistently funny, possibly the most consistent contributor in terms of quality (not saying the others suck, since Josh Gad left I can’t think of a weakest link).

  9. josh says:

    I like Wilmore but yeah i wish Comedy Central hadn’t lost O

  10. USC says:

    I’m going to be the contrarian here and say that I am against this movie. To me, my apprehension has nothing to do with color, age, Colbert nostalgia, etc., so please do not throw those out there. I just cannot see Mr. Wilmore being consistently funny in long segments. To me, his shtick works in 3-5 minute increments, and moving that to 22 minutes 4 days a week is troublesome.

    • Paul says:

      To that end, who would’ve thought five years ago that John Oliver would get his own half hour show? Now he’s absolutely killing it on HBO after he likewise killed it last summer on The Daily Show. Besides, from the descriptions I’ve read, it’s going to be a panel type show and Wilmore won’t have to carry 100% of the show on his own shoulders (not that he couldn’t, because I think he could).

  11. TV Gord says:

    This is an inspired move! Great idea!

  12. Angela says:

    Ooh, interesting choice! I like Larry, so yay for him getting a show of his own! Will have to check it out when it debuts next year, then.

  13. maggie says:

    Great choice!

  14. Hodan says:

    I love him. I am glad he got a new job. Can’t wait to watched it.

  15. JB Smooove says:

    been a fan of his since his apperence on the office back ’05 in an episode titled diversity day.