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 I've now learned 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.
Watch the short promo for Totally Biased below; and underneath, watch Bell work on stage from his well-traveled show The W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour, which he's performed for Comedy Central: