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Jon Stewart talks 'The Nightly Show,' Larry Wilmore, and giving a voice to underdogs

In EW’s Forecast issue, we profile Nightly Show host Larry Wilmore, who’s helming Comedy Central’s newest late-night series. The show premieres after The Daily Show on January 19—which happens to be Martin Luther King Day. (Wilmore told EW that he already has his first joke: “Yeah, I gotta work. I know!“)

It’s Jon Stewart, though, who actually came up with the concept for the show, with Wilmore in mind to host. “He pitched the idea of a show that would give a platform to underrepresented points of view and underrepresented voices, whether that’s African-Americans, women, first-generation Americans, any group that’s underrepresented,” remembers Comedy Central President Michele Gainless. We spoke with Stewart about his vision for The Nightly Show, and why there aren’t more diverse voices in late-night television. READ FULL STORY

Larry Wilmore bothers restaurant diners in 'The Nightly Show' teaser


Once The Colbert Report goes off the air and host Stephen Colbert moves on from Comedy Central to replace David Letterman on The Late ShowJon Stewart’s The Daily Show will get a new late-night companion: Larry Wilmore’s The Nightly Showwhich released its first teaser Tuesday.

Created by Stewart, The Nightly Show will focus on people and topics less represented in the media. “It’s a show about underdogs,” Wilmore told the New York Times in November, “and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.””

Wilmore currently holds the title of Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show in addition to being an executive producer of ABC’s Black-ish. His past work includes co-creating The Bernie Mac Show and writing for series including The Office and In Living Color. READ FULL STORY

Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central show has a new name: 'The Nightly Show'

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Larry Wilmore’s upcoming Comedy Central show has a new name, and it rings a bell for fans of the network’s late-night offerings.

The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore will premiere on the network Jan. 19, taking the spot vacated by The Colbert Report, which ends its run on Dec. 18. In an interview with The New York Times, Wilmore, a former Daily Show correspondent, said they decided to toss The Minority Report moniker because “the last thing you want is brand confusion.”

“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” he told The Times. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”

Comedy Central names Stephen Colbert's replacement

The not-long wait is over: The post-Daily Show slot on Comedy Central that is being vacated by The Colbert Report will be filled by The Daily Show‘s Larry Wilmore, who has been named as host of The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore. READ FULL STORY

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