Lizz Winstead, co-creator of “The Daily Show,” expressed her enthusiasm soon after the news broke:
— Lizz Winstead (@lizzwinstead) May 10, 2014
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.
This is great news. http://t.co/irCvfSdduw
— Bryan Cogman (@b_cogman) May 10, 2014
— Amy B Harris (@abharris) May 9, 2014
— Akela Cooper (@AkelaCooper) May 9, 2014
— Michael Price (@mikepriceinla) May 9, 2014
— B.J. Novak (@bjnovak) May 9, 2014
Larry Wilmore is brilliant and funny and an unbelievably nice guy. So happy for him. I will definitely watch that show.
— Jeff Greenstein (@blue439) May 9, 2014
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.”