Good news. Late night TV will continue to have a little color in it, at least on night a week. The FX Network just renewed Bell’s late night comedy show “Totally Biased.”
The show, executive produced by Chris Rock, will wrape its six-episode first cycle this Thursday at 11 PM. The second cycle will begin on Thursday, October 11 in a new 11:30 PM time period, following the return of the revamped BrandX with Russell Brand that night at 11 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 FX EVP Nick Grad. “He brings an interesting perspective to late-night TV and has proven to be very comfortable in this format.”
Totally Biased, from Bell and executive producers Chris Rock, Chuck Sklar and Keri Smith Esguia, stars standup comedian W. Kamau Bell as he dissects politics, pop culture, race, religion, sex and the media. The show, produced by FX Prods., also features live guests and taped segments. Said Rock, “I’m very excited and looking forward to working with the good people at FX. Please don’t tell Rupert Murdoch.”
Bell is member of the board of Colorlines.com’s publisher the Applied Research Center.