‘The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore’ Names Robin Thede Head Writer

Thede joins Wilmore for the January 2015 launch of Comedy Central’s replacement for “The Colbert Report”

Last Updated: October 15, 2014 @ 9:40 AM

Robin Thede has been tapped as the head writer for Comedy Central’s “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore,” which is the network’s replacement series for “The Colbert Report.” Stephen Colbert is moving over to CBS to take over “Late Show” from the retiring David Letterman.

Thede joins Rory Albanese, who has signed on as executive producer for the January 2015-launching series. Albanese was former showrunner for “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.”

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An accomplished improv performer, comedian and writer, Thede most recently worked as the head writer for “The Queen Latifah Show,” as well as writing for Chris Rock at the 2014 BET Awards.

She has previously written for several series and events, including BET’s “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” the BET Awards, the BET Hip Hop Awards and the NAACP Image Awards.

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As a performer, Thede has appeared on shows like “Goodwin Games,” “Hot in Cleveland” and “Key & Peele.” She appeared recently on BET’s “Second Generation Wayans” and in the film “A Haunted House,” working opposite J.B. Smoove. She was a regular on BET’s original web series “Buppies” with Tatyana Ali.

She was a writer and performer on Fox’s “In the Flow with Affion Crockett,” as well as “Funny Bidness” and “Clunkers.”

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Colbert is set to retire both his blowhard conservative pundit character and his Comedy Central show at the end of 2014. “The Minority Report With Larry Wilmore” will make its 10:30 p.m. ET bow in January 2015.