For those of you who have been keeping it 100 with “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore,” know that you’re going to get plenty of other opportunities to do so over the weeks ahead. Per Entertainment Weekly, Comedy Central is bringing back the show for a second season, which keeps it on the roster until late 2016. This means that there is a lineup including Wilmore’s show, the new “Daily Show with Trevor Noah,” and then “@midnight” that is probably not going anywhere in the near future.
For Wilmore, this offers him up the opportunity to continue to work on making his show’s format the best that it can be. Some of his solo segments rival John Oliver’s as the best going right now; he has such a distinct point of view, and is able to bridge the gap between humor and serious subjects incredibly well. Also, he sometimes gets guests on his show we don’t see anywhere else on late-night TV.
The one aspect of the show that does still need work is the panel discussion, mostly because you’ve got so many different people there typically that in the amount of time allotted, it’s hard to get that much accomplished. While it may be a little less innovative, we’d rather see Wilmore just have some time with a single guest, where we can see the two of them take on a couple of topics with passion, humor, and insight.
You can continue to see “The Nightly Show” Monday through Thursday at 11:30 p.m. Eastern time on Comedy Central. This move comes as a sign of great confidence by the network, given that this past week Stephen Colbert, who occupied this timeslot before Wilmore, started up his version of “Late Show” at the same time on CBS.
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