Larry Wilmore Named As Stephen Colbert's Successor
The Daily Show’s Larry Wilmore has been tapped to take over Stephen Colbert’s The Colbert Report timeslot on Comedy Central.
Larry Witmore To Replace Stephen Colbert
The network has chosen Wilmore, known as The Daily Show’s “Senior Black Correspondent,” to man his own program, which will be titled The Minority Report, reported TV Guide. Daily Show host Jon Stewart will executive produce the show.
Willmore, 52, who won an Emmy Award for his writing on The Bernie Mac Show, had also written for The Office and serves as the executive producer for the new ABC comedy Black-ish.
In April, Colbert was selected to take up hosting duties on The Late Show. Current host, David Letterman, announced his retirement earlier this year and his plans to step away sometime in 2015. Until Letterman vacates his post, Colbert will continue to host The Colbert Report.
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