WHO DAT? Comedy Central Announces Stephen Colbert Replacement

Comedy Central’s “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show, Larry Wilmore, is set to replace Stephen Colbert of the Colbert Report.. No word on whether or not the show will morph into The Wilmore Report.

larry_wilmore

With host Stephen Colbert departing at the end of the year in preparation for his new show at CBS, the cable network has tapped Larry Wilmore as his replacement, The Hollywood Reporter has learned. The 52-year-old writer-actor, who has been with Comedy Central’s The Daily Show as its “Senior Black Correspondent” since 2006, will get the 11:30 p.m. half-hour starting in January. A twist on the former occupant’s title, the show is called The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore. source

Continue reading

IT’S OFFICIAL: Stephen Colbert To Replace David Letterman

Talk about timing, and all of it bad.. The CBS Television Network today announced that Stephen Colbert, the host, writer and executive producer of “The Colbert Report,” will succeed David Letterman as the host of THE LATE SHOW, effective when Mr. Letterman retires from the broadcast. 

colbert

CBS STATEMENT:

Letterman, the legendary, critically acclaimed host of the CBS late night series for 21 years, announced his retirement on his April 3 broadcast. Colbert’s premiere date as host of THE LATE SHOW will be announced after Mr. Lettermen determines a timetable for his final broadcasts in 2015.

Specific creative elements, as well as the producers and the location for the Colbert-hosted LATE SHOW, will be determined and announced at a later date.

Continue reading