EXCLUSIVE: Fox Eyes Wanda Sykes For Saturday Late Night
Network looking at fall or January launch for 11 p.m. weekly show
By Ben Grossman -- Broadcasting & Cable, 3/31/2009 4:54:25 PM
Fox is planning on launching a new Saturday late night show featuring Wanda Sykes, according to sources with knowledge of the network's plans.
The show is said to be more in the mold of Bill Maher's HBO show than a typical talk show. It will air Saturdays at 11 and will be an hour long.
The network is considering launching the show either this fall or in January, when the network has historically launched many projects so as to capitalize on the promotional power of the American Idol audience.
While the network is not bringing back time period occupant MadTV, the future of Spike Feresten's show is also said to be up in the air. Feresten's show has aired after MadTV at midnight, though it did get a recent trial run at 11.
Fox is limiting its late night presence to Saturday nights, but network execs have said they would like to re-launch a weeknight late night show if the right talent was found. They have also said they like the strategy of cultivating new late night shows on Saturdays.
Just give me my - 5/13/2009 12:35:54 PM EDT
Fox needs to cancel this idea. so tired of Carpet munchin gender bender gays and lesbians ideas being shoved down Americas throat. go back to the closet. And ban all networks supporting these radical gay and lesbian terrorists. You and the left wingnuts will be the demise of America.If a straight white citizen would have been quoted what Sykes has said the main stream media would be calling for their head on a plate and been calling us racist and asking the government to throw them in jail.
reagan - 5/11/2009 5:58:06 PM EDT
Fox execs should try to listen to Wanda Sykes for an hour before greenlighting this project. She's talented but already on a network show.
Magic by Mark - 4/1/2009 7:16:27 PM EDT
Wanda is pretty well known folks. And she's been a co-star on the New Adventures of Old Christine for a few years. (Awesome show btw)
I hope it works out for her, but with FOX running it, it probably won't.
matt - 4/1/2009 1:39:23 PM EDT
Abby - 4/1/2009 11:14:56 AM EDT
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