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Report: Fox to Cancel Wanda Sykes

Report: Fox to Cancel Wanda Sykes


Fox reportedly plans to cancel The Wanda Skyes Show starring the lesbian comedian after one season.

According to TV editor Nellie Andreeva at Deadline Hollywood, the late-night talk show has tumbled so far in the ratings that the network plans to replace it, perhaps with a new sketch comedy show.

"The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 PM hour," reports Andreeva. "Fox has options for the late-night Saturday slot. It has been actively developing sketch comedies this pilot season and ordered two pilots, one written by and starring Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, with another, from Jamie Foxx and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. Coincidentally, Fox aired MadTV and Spike Feresten's talk show in late-night on Saturday before canceling them last spring and launching The Wanda Sykes Show. But the two new sketch shows were not developed specifically for late night. Sources said Fox is also considering them for primetime, possibly on Fridays or Saturdays."

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