Larry Wilmore Replacing Stephen Colbert: Hollywood

When Comedy Central announced that comedian Larry Wilmore would replace Stephen Colbert in the post-“Daily Show” timeslot, many were quick to praise the cabler’s choice — especially in the TV sphere.

Lizz Winstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show,” expressed her enthusiasm soon after the news broke:

As did “Daily Show” writer Daniel Radosh:

Bryan Cogman, one of the producers of “Game of Thrones,” shared his approval, along with “Carrie Diaries” creator Amy B. Harris; “Grimm” writer Akela Cooper; “Simpsons” scribe Michael Price; actor/comedian B.J. Novak and “Will and Grace” exec producer Jeff Greenstein, among others.

Wilmore will make his debut with “The Minority Report” when Colbert takes over for David Letterman on “The Late Show” in January 2015. It was a big news day for Wilmore, who was originally set to serve as showrunner for ABC’s newly commissioned Anthony Anderson comedy, “Black-ish.” Wilmore will reportedly stay with “Black-ish” in the short-term to help establish the show before he shifts his attention to “Minority Report.”

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