LOS ANGELES -- Comedian Larry Wilmore, currently part of Jon Stewart's late night "The Daily Show," will headline his own show replacing Stephen Colbert on Comedy Central next year, the network said Friday.

Wilmore, 52, often billed as "Senior Black Correspondent" on Stewart's show, will host "The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore" in January. Comedy Central said the show will tackle current affairs and feature "a diverse panel of voices currently underrepresented in comedy and television." -- Reuters