The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore will replace The Colbert Report on Comedy Central once Stephen Colbert leaves to succeed David Letterman on CBS’s Late Show in January, the network said Friday.
Wilmore, 52, is a well-known comedy writer and actor, and a regular on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show as the “Senior Black Correspondent” since 2006.
The idea for The Minority Report came from Stewart and will be produced by his company, Busboy Productions.
Michele Ganeless, the president of Comedy Central, told The New York Times that the new format would “provide an opportunity for the underrepresented voices out there.” The show will have a panel of voices led by Wilmore.
On The Minority Report, Wilmore will lead a panel of voices discussing the issues of the day in a comedic, scripted format.
Wilmore is the creator of the The Bernie Mac Show and has also written for The Office and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He has acted in movies such as Dinner for Schmucks and his television appearances include Love Bites and Happy Endings.