FX Orders Late-Night Series From Chris Rock

by | March 28, 2012 at 12:24 PM | Late Night, TV News

Chris Rock (Photo: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)

FX’s late-night programming slate is getting a rockin’ new addition.

The cable network has greenlighted a six-episode order for a new weekly late-night program to be executive produced by Chris Rock, FX announced Wednesday.

The weekly, 30-minute series stars stand-up comedian W. Kamau Bell, who will “dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex.” The still-untitled program will debut this summer.

“I think Kamau is one of the funniest guys out there and I can’t wait to work with the good people at FX,” Rock said in a statement.

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Bell added, “Clearly this is a great opportunity. I’m going to do my best to make the most of it. I feel lucky to be working with one of the greatest comedians of all time, Chris Rock, and the most forward-thinking network, FX.”

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“The presentation pilot that Chris and Kamau shot was terrific,” said Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of FX Original Programming. “Kamau is a tremendous young comedian who has a very smart and sharp take on life. Working with Chris will only bring out the best of his talents. This series, along with Russell Brand’s Strangely Uplifting, puts FX on really solid footing in the latenight arena.”

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