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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

FOX Might Put Wanda Sykes in Saturday Late Night

Rupert Murdoch and Wanda Sykes? Quite a combination. But FOX is looking at fall or January to launch a weekly show on Saturday nights. The show is said to be more in the mold of Bill Maher's HBO show than a typical talk show. It will air Saturdays at 11 and will be an hour long. The network is considering launching the show to capitalize on the promotional power of the American Idol audience.

Fox is limiting its late night presence to Saturday nights, but network execs have said they would like to re-launch a weeknight late night show if the right talent was found. They have also said they like the strategy of cultivating new late night shows on Saturdays. Let us suggest "Late Night With Environment Man." (Broadcasting & Cable, 3/31/09)

UPDATE: Wanda Sykes will be the comedian at the Correspondents Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Ballroom, in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2009.
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