The Comedy Network Welcomes The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore

New late-night series will follow The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

Jennifer Coxby Jennifer Cox

A new late-night series, “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore,” is premiering on The Comedy Network – Wilmore’s project follows “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart,” airing Monday-Thursday at 11pm on Comedy.

“The Nightly Show” provides viewers with Wilmore’s unique (and often hilarious) take on subjects of current events and pop culture. The series will feature a diverse panel of voices – set to join Wilmore are recently announced contributors Shenaz Treasury, Mike Yard, and Ricky Velez. “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and his late night laughs follows “The Nightly Show” at 12 midnight.

Well-known to fans of “The Daily Show” for his role as the “Senior Black Correspondent” on “The Best F*&#ing News Team Ever!,” Wilmore joined “The Daily Show” in 2006 after an award-winning career in television writing and producing in the early 90s. He created the critically-acclaimed and award-winning “The Bernie Mac Show,” which won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series in 2002, and co-created the animated show “The PJs” with Eddie Murphy. He has also written for hit comedy shows and was a consulting producer on “The Office,” also appearing in a few episodes. Most recently, he served as executive producer/showrunner for the launch of “Black-ish.”

In addition to receiving an Emmy, Wilmore has been nominated for and received numerous other awards including a Peabody, Humanitas, and NAACP Image Award.

“The Nightly Show” premieres Monday, January 19th at 11:30pm.