FX Sets Premiere Date for New Late Night Comedy Series 'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell'

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May 10th, 2012

via press release:

FX SETS PREMIERE DATE FOR NEW LATE NIGHT COMEDY SERIES TOTALLY BIASED WITH W. KAMAU BELL

 

From Executive Producer Chris Rock and Starring W. Kamau Bell,

 Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell Debuts on Thursday, August 9 at 11:00 PM E/P

 

Kicks Off Following Six-Week Run of FX’s Other New Late Night Series

Brand X with Russell Brand which Premieres on Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 PM E/P

 

Network Slates Five Comedy Series This Summer

Anger Management, Wilfred, Louie, Brand X with Russell Brand, and Totally Biased

 

LOS ANGELES, May 10, 2012 – FX has finalized the schedule for its two new late night comedy series.  Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, the weekly half-hour series from Executive Producer Chris Rock and starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, premieres on Thursday, August 9 at 11:00 PM E/P, following the six-week run of Brand X with Russell Brand, which debuts on Thursday, June 28 at 11:00 PM E/P.

 

On Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Bell will dissect a multitude of topics including politics, pop culture, race, religion, and the media. The series will feature his commentary along with features from other contributors and sketch comedy. The six half-hour installments of the series will be shot in Brooklyn. Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar, and W. Kamau Bell are Executive Producers.

 

Brand X with Russell Brand features Brand’s unvarnished, unfiltered take on current events, politics and pop culture. The network has ordered six half-hour installments of the weekly series that will be shot in front of a live audience. The format will draw heavily on Brand's interaction with that audience. The series, which will be shot in Hollywood, is produced by FX Productions in association with Branded Films and Dakota Films. This marks the first television deal for Branded Films. Executive Producers are Russell Brand, Troy Miller and Nik Linnen. Miller also serves as Director of the series.

 

Brand X with Russell Brand and Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell join FX’s stacked summer comedy lineup Thursday nights with the new scripted sitcom Anger Management starring Charlie Sheen (6/28, 9:00 and 9:30 PM E/P), the season two premiere of Wilfred starring Elijah Wood and Jason Gann (6/28, 10:00 PM E/P), and the third season premiere of the award winning Louie starring Emmy nominee Louis C.K.(6/28, 10:30 PM E/P).

 

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas series including Sons Of Anarchy, Justified and American Horror Story, and acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer and Wilfred. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any ad-supported television network. The network's other offerings include the acquired hit series Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother, and live sports with college football and the UFC.

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  • Air Time

    Interesting decisions from FX as I can’t wait for Anger Management with Sheen.

  • En Guarde

    W. Kamou Bell — watch this guy if you want to feel bad about your ancestors and the actions of other people that you have no control over.

    This show won’t last. Is there a market for racial “comedy” aimed at whites that actually makes you feel like crap when its over? Thats his whole act.

  • Meanie

    W. Kamau Bell’s work is smart, hilarious, and makes your brain hurt (in the best sense). I wouldn’t exactly say that his comedy is aimed a White people. I think it’s aimed at racism. His observations reveal how utterly ridiculous racism is … if we can just take a second to step back and see what’s really happening. If you haven’t seen his bit on People Magazine’s annual Sexiest Man Alive award, you must. It kills me. I’ve listened to both of his comedy CDs and I’d have to say that I haven’t heard him tell any jokes about ancestors, so I don’t know En Guarde is talking about there. His work is pretty topical. He’s a prolific writer and most often writes about what’s happening here and now. Mad funny. I’m really looking forward to the show. I have the electricity of his live act gets to shine through on the TV series!

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