The new head writer for Comedy Central’s upcoming “The Minority Report with Larry Wilmore,” which slides into the latenight spot Stephen Colbert now occupies when Colbert migrates to CBS early next year, is Chicago-trained comedian/actor Robin Thede. Formerly head writer on “The Queen Latifah Show,” Thede also wrote/performed on several other sketch comedy series (including Fox’s quickly cancelled “In the Flow with Affion Crockett”) and did some of her comedic and improv training at iO Theater and The Second City.

“The Minority Report” is slated to premiere in January 2015.