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Robin Thede Tapped As `Minority Report’ Head Writer

Writer/actress Robin Thede will serve as the head writer for Comedy Central’s The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore, the network said Wednesday.

Thede will work on the new late-night franchise, which will debut in January 2015, said network officials. Previously Thede was a writer for the first two seasons of BET’s Real Husbands Of Hollywood as well as head writer on The Queen Latifah Show.

As an actress she’s appeared on such shows as BET’s Second Generation Wayans, TV Land’s Hot In Cleveland, UPN’s All Of Us and Comedy Central’s Key & Peele.

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.