Wilmore, 52, often billed as "Senior Black Correspondent" on
Stewart's late night satirical news show, will host "The
Minority Report with Larry Wilmore," which will air following
"The Daily Show" starting January 2015.
Comedy Central, a unit of Viacom Inc, said in a statement that
the show will tackle news and current affairs and feature "a
diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and
Colbert meanwhile will leave his critically acclaimed Comedy
Central gig to replace the retiring David Letterman on CBS's
"Late Show" next year.
Colbert will take on competitors Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The
Tonight Show," and Jimmy Kimmel on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; Editing by Eric Kelsey and David
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