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OTRC: 'The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore' set to take 'Colbert Report' timeslot

Larry Wilmore appears at the 2012 Comedy Awards on April 28, 2012. (Amanda Schwab/Startraksphoto.com)

"The Daily Show" correspondent Larry Wilmore is set to take "The Colbert Report" 11:30 p.m. timeslot with his own show when Stephen Colbert departs the network later this year to host CBS' "Late Show."

Comedy Central officially announced the news on Friday, May 9. The show will be called "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore" and it will debut in January 2015.

The series, which will provide a comedic spin on new, current events and pop culture, was created by Wilmore and "The Daily Show" host Jon Stewart and will be produced by Stewart's Busboy Productions, according to statement from the network. Both Stewart and Wilmore will serve as executive producers.

"While Larry Wilmore is a brilliant comic and showrunner, this is all just a complicated ruse to get him to move to New York and turn him into a Knicks fan," Stewart joked in a statement.

Wilmore said, "I'm beyond excited to have this chance to continue my relationships with Comedy Central and the brilliant Jon Stewart. I love the city of New York and promise to only wear my Laker t-shirts when I'm layering."

Wilmore, 52, is currently the "Senior Black Correspondent" on "The Daily Show" and began his stint on the show in 2006, Wilmore has also written for shows like "In Living Color" and "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."

He co-created "The Bernie Mac Show" with Bernie Mac and is currently the executive producer and showrunner on the show "Black-ish," which was just picked up by ABC.

In early April, David Letterman announced his plans to retire as host of "Late Show" in 2015, when his current contract expires. On April 10, Colbert was announced as his replacement.

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