Tuesday, May 19, 2009

The Rise of Black Comediennes on TV and Wanda Sykes New Gig on FOX

Next year's television deals are the big news of the month. A number of African American women will be taking over the small screen with their own new shows.

We've already mentioned Mo'Nique's talk show on BET. It's just been announced that Wanda Sykes will be hosting her own Saturday night political talk show on... FOX (cue confusion).

From Stage Time:

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.

Also, Stage Time notes that Aisha Tyler will be hosting a comedic daytime talk show on ABC, and Sherri Shepard (notorious for her input on The View) has landed a Lifetime comedy pilot.

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