Last month we learned that the successor of Stephen Colbert’s 11:30pm late night timeslot had been commandeered by Larry Wilmore and his new show The Minority Report.
Well, more information about Wilmore’s show has been revealed. Comedy Central president Michele Ganeless revealed to Fast Company that they have seven and a half months to really figure out the design of the show which is set to premiere in January 2015.
The network isn’t delving too far from the formulas of The Minority Report’s companions The Daily Show and The Colbert Report but it will offer a different point of view, and will have a few formatting twists. The show will consist of segments featuring Wilmore in the news seat but will also incorporate a a panel of co-hosts.
“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, 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.”
The show will be a fresh take on a range of topics coming from the African American, Female, Latino, and other such points of view. Ganeless says that the show is holistic and encompasses all of the underrepresented voices in society a chance to be heard.
Ganeless also revealed that The Minority Report will serve as a stepping stone for up-and-coming talent and ideas. The show hopes to not only garner the audience’s attention with Wilmore’s point of view, but with the opinions of two opposing panels. They gave us a sneak peak at what the show has in store for us, but as for the full picture we’ll just have to wait the seven and a half months to find out for ourselves.