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Fox Cancels 'Wanda Sykes Show'

by Kim Potts, posted May 14th 2010 9:20AM
The annual network upfront presentations are just days away, which means not only are there a slew of new shows coming our way, but also some surprising cancellations, too. The latest cut: 'The Wanda Sykes Show' at Fox.

Deadline.com reports that Fox is pulling the plug on the show after just one season. Sykes' talk show, which replaced 'MadTV' as the network's 'Saturday Night Live' counter-programming, premiered last November with strong ratings. But in the intervening months, the series has lost viewers and ratings are now below what they were for 'MadTV' in its final season.

UPDATE: The Live Feed has since confirmed Deadline's report.

As for what would fill the vacated Saturday-night timeslot, it may be another sketch comedy series. Fox has two pilots -- one written by and starring 'SNL' alum Dana Carvey and former Fox Saturday night talk show host Spike Feresten and another from Jamie Foxx and 'MadTV' creators Fax Behr and Adam Small -- that it developed for Friday or Saturday night primetime, but which may now land, according to Deadline.com, in the 11PM on Saturday spot.

Meanwhile, Sykes will has a presence in primetime. She stars as Barb, the best friend of Julia Louis-Dreyfus' titular character on CBS' sitcom 'The New Adventures of Old Christine,' and with Larry David and HBO confirming there will be an eighth season of 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' in 2011, perhaps Sykes will pop up again as herself, a friend of Larry's wife Cheryl and foil (like almost every other human) to Larry himself.

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Todd

And now The New Adventures Of Old Christine is cancelled what are we going to watch with Wanda now!

June 08 2010 at 3:17 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
moeelmore

I have enjoyed her in other venues and watched her first show with genuine anticipation. My wife and I, lasted about 14 minutes. We tried a few more times but the message was not one I could accept and the trends were slanted to specific audiences - guess there are not enough of them watching to keep her on. I am glad this show is off.

May 17 2010 at 4:15 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
millerd447

Thank the lord she is gone--listening to her is worse than hearing someone scrap their finger nails over a chaulk board.

May 17 2010 at 3:21 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
rmrmsix

So glad for her canceling. Her kind of comedy and hurmor when out with "White Face"!!! She is disgusting and nasty!!

May 16 2010 at 6:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
imhere

Racist, no. She was trying to keep it "real" but it was most unfunny. The show just "sucked".

May 16 2010 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe

Thank God for small favors. Sykes is as funny as a crutch. A racist from the word go and how she ever got a TV deal to begin with is beyond me and most!!! It is over, Thank you FOX...

May 16 2010 at 3:37 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Sekinu2

Lol I had thought this show was gone along time agao no idea it was still on. Fox should have kept Madtv and please dont bring any snl people or Jamie Fox to the network so not funny people. Bring back King of The Hill of the hill or Madtv

May 16 2010 at 2:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
deezingo

I am certainly glad they took this show off. While I like some of her comedy...that show was awful.

And for some of you condemning her as a racist....lol. You folks need to take a good long look in the mirror.

May 16 2010 at 2:05 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toughhombre

I'm amazed they ever put that toilet mouthed hater on TV in the first place. She isn't funny, she's mean, crude and a racist. Let her play to the racist ghettos where she belongs.

May 16 2010 at 2:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
algonquin j. calhoun

wanda sykes didn't get cut because she's a black ellen degeneres; she got cut because she isn't funny in this format...wanda is at her best when she's writing for chris rock; her stand-up routine is limited and as such she makes a lousy talk show host.
there, i said it.

May 16 2010 at 1:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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