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African-American Female Comics to Host New TV Shows

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SOURCE: Stage Time Magazine

Despite the cancellation of television shows such as Chocolate News (Comedy Central) and D.L. Hughley Breaks the News (CNN), three African-American female comedians are set to host their own shows on major broadcast and cable networks during the 2009-10 television season.

FOX announced today that comedian Wanda Sykes will host the Saturday late-night series, The Wanda Sykes Show (working title). The one-hour show will feature biting commentary on topical issues and heated panel discussions with recurring personalities. The series’ unique format will highlight Sykes’ outspoken comedic perspective on current events and will also allow her to leave the studio to shoot segments in the field.

Earlier this month, ABC announced that Aisha Tyler will host a “hybrid” daytime talk show TV pilot that includes political commentary, comedy segments and Internet interaction with fans via Facebook and Twitter. According to ABC sources, the pilot is being developed for syndication.

We previously reported that Mo’Nique will host the nightly talk/variety series, The Mo’Nique Show, scheduled to premiere late 2009 on BET.

In addition, The View co-host Sherri Shepherd will star in the Lifetime Television comedy pilot, Sherri, loosely based on her personal family experiences.BC


Written by Symphony

May 24, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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