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Larry Wilmore Tapped To Replace Stephen Colbert

Frank Micelotta

“The Daily Show's" Larry Wilmore will host a new show called “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore" in the 11:30 p.m. Monday to Thursday timeslot currently held by Colbert, according to Variety. Colbert is leaving the network to take over the "Late Show" on CBS next year.

"The Minority Report" will premier in January, and promises to “offer a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television,” according to Variety Jon Stewart will serve with Wilmore as an executive producer.

Wilmore is currently the “senior black correspondent” on “The Daily Show," and has worked as a showrunner, comedian, actor, and writer.

“I’m beyond excited to have this chance to continue my relationships with Comedy Central and the brilliant Jon Stewart," Wilmore said in a statement obtained by Variety. "I love the city of New York and promise to only wear my Laker T-shirts when I’m layering.”