CABLE’S NEW LATE-NIGHT COMEDY SERIES EXTENDED THROUGH TO AFTER THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
FX has ordered the second cycle of its late night comedy series “Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell” for seven new half-hour installments.
The program, which premiered on August 9, will conclude its six-episode first cycle on Thursday, September 20 at 11:00 PM. The second cycle of shows will begin on Thursday, October 11 in a new 11:30 PM time period, following the return of “BrandX with Russell Brand” that night at 11:00 PM.
“What we’ve seen through five shows only reinforces our belief that Kamau is one of the sharpest, smartest and funniest young comedians in the business,” said Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Programming, FX. “He brings an interesting perspective to late-night TV and has proven to be very comfortable in this format. That, coupled with the experience that Chris Rock and Chuck Skylar bring to the show, makes this order an easy decision.”
“Totally Biased,” the critically-acclaimed series from Bell and Executive Producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he hilariously dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media from his own unique point of view. The show also features live guests and taped segments.
“I’m excited to be given the opportunity to continue working with the amazing FX and the brilliant Chris Rock,” said W. Kamau Bell. “We’ll be putting out new episodes, even more Totally Biased than before.”
Chris Rock added, “I’m very excited and looking forward to working with the good people at FX. Please don’t tell Rupert Murdoch.”
In addition to the return of “Totally Biased”, FX will also feature the returns of original episodes of the following on October 11th: “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, (10:00 PM), “The League” (10:30 PM), and the aforementioned “BrandX with Russell Brand” (11:00 PM).