Chris Rock Producing Late-Night Show
Politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex: Those are the topics that a forthcoming late-night talk show -- executive-produced by Chris Rock and starring comedian W. Kamau Bell -- will tackle, FX announced Wednesday. The weekly show, which is currently untitled, will air for six episodes starting in August and will include social and political commentary from Bell.
From the Huffington Post:
The San Francisco-based Bell has been performing his widely acclaimed one-man show, "The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour," for several years. Last November, he shot a TV pilot based on it entitled "The Bell Curve: Apologies," and although the pilot did not get picked up, it marked the first time he worked with Rock, whose previous foray into late night TV on HBO was critically acclaimed.
Bell and Rock's show will also join Russell Brand's talk show "Strangely Uplifting" on FX, which also has a six-episode order and will premiere during the summer. It also will join a full roster of original comedies on FX made up of "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia," "The League," "Archer," "Louie," "Wilfred" and "Unsupervised."
Read more at the Huffington Post.