FXX’s ‘Totally Biased’ Cancelled, Last Show To Air Tomorrow

By | Wednesday November 13, 2013 @ 1:08pm PST
Nellie Andreeva

After a two-month rocky run on FXX, the upstart cable network has pulled the plug on its late-night program Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. Its last original will air tomorrow night. FXX will continue … Read More »

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The Mystery Of ‘Totally Biased’s Vanishing Audience

By | Wednesday October 30, 2013 @ 7:45pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

It’s been a rough sledding for FX‘s late-night program Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell in its new home on FXX. With only one night of originals on the fledgling network, Wednesdays, … Read More »

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‘Sunny,’ ‘League,’ and ‘Totally Biased’ Populate FXX

It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia scored about 757,000 viewers in its season debut on FXX last night at 10 PM – fumbling nearly 300,000 viewers compared to its previous season debut on FX network. But, the … Read More »

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FX’s ‘Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell’ Adds ‘Conan’ Scribe Brian McCann

By | Thursday June 13, 2013 @ 11:22am PDT

Emmy and WGA award winner Brian McCann has joined FX’s Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell as a producer and writer. “In 1995 my Chicago Bulls knew they were one piece away from a championship. They shocked … Read More »

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FX’s ‘It’s Always Sunny’, ‘The League’ & ‘Legit’ Renewed, Will Move To FXX

Nellie Andreeva

Three of FX’s comedy series — flagship It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League and Legitwill help launch new sibling FXX (formerly Fox Soccer), along with late-night show Totally Biased with W. Kamau Read More »

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Chris Rock Says “You Should Need To Have A Mortgage To Buy A Gun”: TCA

By | Wednesday January 9, 2013 @ 11:08am PST

Ray Richmond is contributing to Deadline’s TCA coverage.

The subject of violence was raised during the morning TCA panel for the weekly FX late-night talk show Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell, as it has been during every panel of TCA thus far. Not that there’s any violence in Bell’s show, per se. But exec producer Chris Rock has famously riffed on gun control in his own stand-up comedy act, ranting that there should be no restriction on guns, but bullets ought to cost $5,000 apiece. “The gun lobby also says people need to be able to protect their property,” Rock said, “but every mass shooting is done by guys who live with their mother. So I believe you should need to have a mortgage to buy a gun. A mortgage is a real background check. Even if you go to jail for 30 years, you’ve still got to pay your fucking mortgage.”

Related: FX’s John Landgraf Calls For Studies On Entertainment And Real-Life Violence Links: TCA

Rock was asked if he’d maybe like to get back into the talk show game himself. “Well, a part of me would want to do it,” he said. “I just don’t know if I could do it all the time. Michael Jordan could play one game and score 50, but he couldn’t do it the next night. I just don’t care about Lindsay Lohan. Maybe if this show is successful, I can be like Barbara Walters on The View and just step up and be funny and then leave.” And if Rock were to do his own scripted comedy series, he would want the same do-everything-yourself model that Louis C.K. has at FX. “I’d want nothing less than that,” he said. Read More »

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FX Announces ‘Anger Managment’, ‘Justified’, ‘Archer’ & ‘Totally Biased’ 2013 Premiere Dates

By | Wednesday November 28, 2012 @ 10:01am PST

FX announced today 2013 return dates for four series and a premiere date for the new series Legit. Justified will be back on January 8 at 10 PM for its fourth season, with the rest of … Read More »

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FX Picks Up More Episodes Of Russell Brand & W. Kamau Bell Late-Night Shows

By | Tuesday November 27, 2012 @ 8:17am PST
Nellie Andreeva

FX has ordered 13 additional episodes each of BrandX With Russell Brand and Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. These are the biggest orders to date for the late-night shows, which were originally picked up for six … Read More »

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FX’s ‘Totally Biased’ Renewed For Second Cycle

By | Tuesday September 18, 2012 @ 12:40pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

FX has now extended both of its late-night comedy series. After ordering seven more episodes of Russell Brand‘s Brand X in July, the cable network has now done the same with Totally Biased With W. Kamau Bell. The show, executive produced by Chris Rock, will wrap its six-episode first cycle Thursday at 11 PM. The second cycle will begin 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.” Read More »

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