This week marks the final episode of Comedy Central’s late night hit “The Colbert Report” with host Stephen Colbert departing the network to replace David Letterman as host of CBS’ “The Late Show.” Now we’ve got a first look at “The Nightly Show,” the new Larry Wilmore-hosted series set to take Colbert’s old timeslot.
First announced last summer with the title “The Minority Report,” “The Nightly Show” will follow “The Daily Show,” airing weeknights at 11:30pm ET/PT.
“The Nightly Show” will provide viewers with Wilmore’s distinct point of view and comedic take on current events and pop culture. Hosted by Wilmore, the series will feature a diverse panel of voices, providing a perspective largely missing in the late night television landscape.
The creator of series like “The Bernie Mac Show” and “The PJs,” Willmore launched his career as a writer on “In Living Color” and is well known to Comedy Central fans for appearing regularly as “Senior Black Correspondet” to “The Daily Show.” Willmore has also recently appeared on the big screen in films like Amy Heckerling’s Vamps and Jay Roach’s Dinner with Schmucks.
Created by John Stewart and executive produced by both Stewart and Wilmore, “The Nightly Show” premieres January 19, 2015.