NEW YORK (CelebrityAccess) — The late night comedy pairing of Stephen Colbert and Jon Stewart would be hard shoes for anyone to fill, but this week, Comedy Central revealed that Larry Wilmore was not the person to do it.
According to the New York Times, the network announced this week that they were canceling “The Nightly Show With Larry Wilmore” because of falling ratings and a distinct lack of buzz.
Wilmore had been given the 11:30 PM slot, which had formerly been occupied by Stephen Colbert before he exited for a new gig at CBS.
“Even though we’ve given it a year and a half, we’ve been hoping against hope that it would start to click with our audience, but it hasn’t happened, and we haven’t seen evidence of it happening,” Comedy Central President Kent Alterman said in a recent interview.
Previously, Wilmore was a regular on Stewart's "Daily Show" serving as the Senior Black Correspondent, where he ably offered incisive commentary on racial issues and stepped up to replace Colbert in January, 2015.
The final episode of the show will air on August 18th. – Staff Writers