Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central Series Retitled 'The Nightly Show'

In an interview with The New York Times, Wilmore said the name was changed to avoid "brand confusion"
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Larry Wilmore's Comedy Central show won't be titled The Minority Report; instead it will take a cue from one of the channel's flagship shows. 

The new series was retitled The Nightly Show and will premiere on Jan. 19, according to The New York Times

Wilmore, a former correspondent on The Daily Show, was named in May as the host of the forthcoming 11:30 pm show, which will take the place of The Colbert Report. When the comedian's show was first announced, the original title was The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore.

In an interview with the Times, Wilmore said the name was changed to avoid "brand confusion."

“It was never intended to be a show only about minorities,” Wilmore told the newspaper. “It’s a show about underdogs, and that happens in a lot of different forms, whether it’s race, gender, or whatever.”

The last episode of Stephen Colbert's The Colbert Report is set to air on Dec. 18.

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