After 19 months, Wilmore's satirical 'The Nightly Show' is coming to an end this week amid disappointing ratings.
Larry Wilmore’s late night comedy talk programme ‘The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore’ is being cancelled by Comedy Central after a little over 18 months on the air, it has been announced.
The network announced on Monday (August 15th) that Wilmore’s show, which premiered in January 2015, will be coming to an end this Thursday. The programme took over from Stephen Colbert’s long-running favourite ‘The Colbert Report’ when the host jumped to CBS, and Wilmore sought to continue in the same vein of political humour, having also been an alumnus of Jon Stewart’s satirical ‘The Daily Show’ from 2006 to 2014.
Comedy Central has announced it is axing 'The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore' this week
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Here's what we know so far about 'The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore', due to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore's The Nightly Show is set to premiere on 19th January on Comedy Central but, until recently, the network and its star have been keeping details surrounding the show a secret. Wilmore's show, a spin-off of The Daily Show in which Wilmore featured, replaces The Colbert Report in the 11.30pm slot on Comedy Central.
Larry Wilmore has revealed some details of his forthcoming show.
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‘The Minority Report’ with Larry Wilmore’ will replace the gap left by 'The Colbert Report'
“The Minority Report” premieres in January and promises to “offer a comedic look at news, current events and pop culture from unique perspectives not typically on display in late night television.” It will be hosted by Larry Wilmore who is taking the departing Stephen Colbert’s Comedy Central timeslot.
Larry Wilmore will be taking over Stephen Colbert's Comedy Central timeslot
“We are thrilled to be expanding our relationship with Jon Stewart and Busboy Productions, and are looking forward to the world getting to know Larry Wilmore even better. He’s a spectacular talent in front of and behind the camera,” said Michele Ganeless, Comedy Central prexy. “
The 52 year-old comedian will host a brand new show called 'The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,' and will debut in January.
A replacement for the departing Stephen Colbert has finally been announced.
Comedian Larry Wilmore will fill the shoes of the 49 year-old, who is leaving to host the 'Late Show' in 2015, on Comedy Central.
Wilmore, who was billed as the 'Senior Black Correspondent' on the 'Daily Show,' will take over 'The Colbert Report' and rename it 'The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore', according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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