Senior black correspondent on “The Daily Show” Larry Wilmore is set to host his own show on Comedy Central in the 11:30 p.m. slot. According to reports, it will be called “The Minority Report.”
Stephen Colbert’s Emmy-winning “Colbert Report” will be ending Dec. 17 as he prepares to take over “The Late Show” when David Letterman retires.
The concept for Wilmore’s show was proposed by Jon Stewart, according to the New York Times.
Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless told the Times their platform will “provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there.”
Wilmore is known on the “Daily Show” for his patented take on racism in America.
“We are so excited to have a fresh idea for late night,” Ganeless said.
The show would include sketches and a panel commenting on issues of the day – in a scripted format.
Wilmore, 52, has a long history in television writing. He created “The Bernie Mac Show,” wrote for “The Office,” “In Living Color,” “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air” and “The Jamie Foxx Show.”
ABC announced a new sitcom earlier this week called “Black-ish,” on which Wilmore was expected to be the show-running executive producer. He will likely give up that role to accept the Comedy Central show.
“The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore” is expected to air in January 2015.