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.”