‘Daily Show’ correspondent Larry Wilmore taking Stephen Colbert’s place on Comedy Central

Comedian Larry Wilmore, perhaps best known as the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, will officially take Stephen Colbert’s slot on Comedy Central next year. The new show, titled The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore, is set to premiere next January, a month after The Colbert Report wraps for good.

According to The New York Times, the idea for the show came from Stewart himself, in the wake of the Colbert’s announced departure for Late Show. Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless said in an interview that The Minority Report will “provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there.” Wilmore will be joined by a panel of as-yet unannounced correspondents, who will join him in commenting on the…

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