Comedy Central To Premiere 'The Night Show' On Jan. 19

Comedy Central has set Jan. 19 as the premiere date for The Night Show with Larry Wilmore series, the network said Thursday.

The Daily Show alum’s new show will take over The Colbert Report’s 11:30 timeslot as series host Stephen Colbert leaves Comedy Central  in January to succeed David Letterman as host of CBS’ The Late Show.

The Night Show with Larry Wilmore,  hosted by the actor/comedian/writer/producer, will feature a diverse panel of minority voices, according to the network. The series, created by Jon Stewart, will be produced by Stewart’s Busboy Productions. Stewart, Wilmore and Rory Albanese will serve as executive producers, according to the network.

R. Thomas Umstead

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.