Here is what Larry Wilmore's 'Minority Report' will look likeReports have finally surfaced as to what we can expect in Comedy Central's highly anticipated Colbert Report replacement, Minority Report. When comedian Larry Wilmore was picked to replace Stephen Colbert, one of the first things that fans questioned was how much the new show is going to be like the old one. But, thanks to a recent report from Fast Company, here is what we could probably expect.
We've got seven and a half months to really figure it out," says Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless. But if everything goes according to plan, the show could be more than just a hilarious take on the day's news. It could function as a key farm team for new Comedy Central talent.The Minority Report setup will be similar to The Daily Show and Colbert Report, but with a twist: For parts of the show Wilmore will be joined by a panel of co-hosts, presumably along the lines of The View or Real Time With Bill Maher.
"The general concept is Larry will be the anchor of the show and the first act will likely be Larry's take on the news of the day or cultural hot topics of the moment," says Ganeless. "Then [there will be> a panel. The panel will be the second act, we'll likely have a guest interacting with the panel in the third act."
In the interview, Comedy Central President Michele Ganeless said that that group discussions are not being used right now on late night television. "This is the African American point of view, the female point of view, the Latino point of view, on all issues of the day. It's holistic—it's not just about looking at a black point of view and black issues. It's giving these underrepresented voices an opportunity to be heard on all issues."
"...The Minority Report will be another place where we will have a stable of comic voices that we come to like, agree with, disagree with, (that) our audience hopefully can have a conversation with. People come to The Daily Show to hear Jon's point of view. People come to The Colbert Report to hear Stephen's point of view. Hopefully people will come to this show not only to hear Larry's point of view but because they love panelist A or panelist B and they want to hear what they have to say every night."
It is interesting to see how Comedy Central is changing their platform due to a new host. It maybe a concern that viewers will not watch a black host as much as they did for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert. But, at the same token it allows them a chance to provide a diversity on a nightly basis.
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