The post-Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert era for Comedy Central’s late night line-up has proven beguiling. Aside from @midnight with Chris Hardwick, reception for Trevor Noah as the host of The Daily Show has been mixed and, apparently, ratings for The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore have not been what Comedy Central brass was hoping for.
Thus, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore is no more and Comedy Central is on the hunt for a new 11:30PM show. There is no indication as what that show might be or who they might be going after, but, like it was when Colbert left for The Late Show, Comedy Central has another chance to break even more new ground here if they choose wisely.
With the election looming in November, we’d be curious to see if something might get fast tracked just to not miss out debates, election day, etc.