Writer and creator Larry Wilmore is having a home run of a 2014 with his series Black-ish becoming the #1 new comedy on TV, as well as getting a full season order. He had to step out of his duties as head writer since he’ll be taking over the reigns for Stephen Colbert’s ‘The Colbert Report’ which is ending it’s run December 18th of this year. The show which was originally titled “The Minority Report” has been changed according to the AV Club:
Wilmore has officially changed the title to The NightlyShow With Larry Wilmore, moving away from the original’s Colbert Report nod and movie title pun in favor of a reverent bow to Jon Stewart’s Daily Show.
It’s a good move as Wilmore didn’t want to alienate himself or paint his show in a thematically box saying:
“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities … It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”
The Nightly Show will premiere on Comedy Central on January 19, which is about a month after Stephen Colbert takes one last celebratory lap around his desk.