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Here's What 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' Will Look Like

Last week, Fast Company got an inside look at the format of The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore — which will take over The Colbert Report's time slot on Comedy Central come January — and the network is aiming to launch the show as both a funny take on the news as well as a "key farm team for new Comedy Central talent" through panels of featured co-hosts. From the article:

The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines [...]

HBO Developing a Series from Larry Wilmore and 'Awkward Black Girl's Issa Rae

Daily Show correspondent Larry Wilmore has teamed up with Issa Rae, creator and star of the popular web series The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl, to co-write a new comedy for HBO, Deadline reports. Like the web series, the untitled TV project will star Rae and follows her character's life as an awkward black woman in the modern world. Wilmore and Rae will also serve as producers on the project. Wilmore previously created The Bernie Mac Show and co-created The PJs, while Rae was developing a show for Shonda Rhimes's production company last year and is writing a memoir.

'Daily Show' Senior Correspondents Make Some Outside of the Show Plans

It must be real awkward around the Daily Show correspondents' cafeteria. Everyone is a senior correspondent of something – there are no junior correspondents – leaving them with no natural hierarchy. Good thing they all get out of the office from time to time. Recently, Senior Middle East Correspondent Aasif Mandvi got out to film a new special for the Cooking Channel. Today's Special: NY Indian pairs Mandvi with Indian food expert Madhur Jaffrey and follows the duo around New York as they sample the best in South Asian food. Sounds delicious and hilarious. Less delicious and probably more hilarious will be Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion and [...]

Larry Wilmore to Replace Colbert at 11:30 with 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore'

Comedy Central has announced that when Colbert leaves to take over Late Show on CBS at the end of this year, The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore will replace him in his time slot with The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore. Wilmore has been The Daily Show's "Senior Black Correspondent" since 2006, making him one of the longest tenured correspondents currently on the show. Before that, he created The Bernie Mac Show and co-created The PJs. Last summer it was announced that he was developing The Mis-Adventures of Awkward Black Girl alongside Issa Rae, the creator of the popular web series of the same name. It's not clear what [...]

'The Daily Show's Larry Wilmore Has Advice for Republicans on Minority Outreach

Here's The Daily Show's Senior Black Correspondent Larry Wilmore talking about a recent push by Republicans to appeal to minority voters, and, in true Daily Show fashion, digging up some pretty appalling clips that he then makes fun of.

Trade Roundup: Rachel Dratch, Larry Wilmore, Lily Tomlin, Martin Lawrence

People bookin' pilots! Rachel Dratch has joined NBC's multicamera Lady Friends as one of two friends whose lives change when the more successful one (Andrea Anders from Better Off Ted) gets married. Sounds kinda Bridesmaids-y. In a good way.

Living Loaded, the new show from Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney and Rob Rosell, has added Larry Wilmore as "a thoughtful and reserved black intellectual whose dream of hosting his own NPR show is crushed" by his new co-host, the show's protagonist. Poor Larry Wilmore. He'll always have his Daily Show job as Senior Black Correspondent to fall back on.

Lily Tomlin will play Reba McEntire's mother in [...]

Watch the 1st Annual Wilmore Awards

Larry Wilmore did something different on The Daily Show last night. Since Monday was Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, he decided he could best assess America's current race relations improvement/failures through an awards ceremony by recognizing "outstanding achievement in breaking down racial barriers that nobody was asked to break." Congratulations to all the winners who won the coveted golden wrecking ball award.

Here's a Promo for the Showtime Special 'Larry Wilmore's Race, Religion, and Sex'

Even in this short trailer, it's apparent that this is a very different sort of comedy special. Part stand-up, part man on the street, part town hall, Wilmore will look at how race, religion, and sex influence politics – especially that one religion with sex races. Watch a few more promos below and tune in on Saturday to learn more about religious sex races.