Announced in March… the FX network greenlit a new weekly half-hour late night series exec-produced by Chris Rock, starring standup comedian W. Kamau Bell, in which he'll "dissect politics, pop culture, race, religion, the media and sex."
The network ordered 6 episodes of the series, which will be titled Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, with a premiere officially set for Thursday, August 9th, at 11p, only on FX.
Chris Rock will only be involved behind the scenes; although a cameo appearance now and then probably isn't out of the question.
“I think Kamau is one of the funniest guys out there and I can’t wait to work with the good people at FX,” Chris Rock said.
And if Chris Rock (who I think is one of the smartest funniest comedians in the mainstream) says he's "one of the funniest guys out there," you should run with that.
I had the pleasure of chatting with Mr Bell last week, and I'll be posting a summary of that interview next week – the week the show premieres.
Watch the newly-released extended trailer for Totally Biased below: