'Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell' Canceled by FXX

Categories: Late Night TV Ratings

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November 13th, 2013

Totally Biased

FXX has confirmed Defamer's report that the network has canceled late night talk show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. The program's ratings declined substantially after it moved from FX to FXX. The final new episode of the show is scheduled to air tomorrow night.

 
  • Anthony

    Not surprising. Last month deadline posted an article about how the show was only garnering around 15,000 viewers on days where it didn’t air after Sunny and the League, it did substantially better when airing after them but those numbers are awful and show that people aren’t really very invested in the show.

  • Capnbob

    It was the minorities version of the Daily Show, covered news and issues not addressed in the mainstream shows with a fair amount of wit and passion. I don’t know what it would have taken to coalesce its rainbow audience to critical mass on a new channel with poor coverage, and make it happen every day, but it obviously didn’t.
    I also have no idea whether Nielsen can adequately measure the social and economic fringes more likely to be watching this show than the timeslot equivalents on Comedy Central.
    I think it’s a damn shame that it’s being cancelled entirely. At least bring it back weekly. The outlet it created for a broad range of performers and non-mainstream voices will be missed (by not enough people).

  • Bruce

    I never heard of him until Chris Rock was promoting him about a year ago. Why was Chris Rock, or anyone else, telling us he’s funny? Aren’t we reasonable enough to decide if he’s funny? Of course he’s NOT funny. Another failure due to all-hype-no-skills.

  • merrrranga

    i agree with some of the posters on here, the show weakened when they changed format. the writing became too diluted.

  • merlin

    Show had its moments, but to often relied on cliches.

  • bipolarpoet

    Moving to FXX and airing daily killed this show. I noticed since it moved to FXX I would fast forward the show till the guest interview then after the interview I would stop and delete it.

    As others have said maybe they should move it back to FX and go back to a weekly format like it was originally.

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