Now that The Colbert Report has signed off, what about the show that will replace it? The Nightly Show with host Larry Wilmore premieres on January 19, 2015 and he says that it will focus on the underdog, whoever that might be, with interviews of people who are actually doing something and are not merely politicians or talking heads.
That is an interesting choice of viewpoint. There are shows that take up the cause of the marginalized and speak on their behalf but few that actually give the microphone to them, so this should give the show the distinctive tone it needs to fill Colbert’s niche.
Wilmore is a very funny guy with a great delivery style and although I will miss The Colbert Report, I have high hopes for this replacement.