OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network has greenlit to more installments of Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious, which will premiere on Saturday, January 4 and January 11, at 10/9c.
Taped before a live studio audience at Harpo Studios in Chicago, the specials were hosted and produced by Sykes and Page Hurwitz’s Push It Productions, in conjunction with Harpo Studios, and featured appearances by female stand-ups, including Kym Whitley, Andi Smith, Gloria Bigelow, Marina Franklin, Tracey Ashley, Carmen Lynch and Dominique Witten.
In addition to performing new stand up material, Sykes also featured in a series of comedy shorts that aired during the specials.
For the next 2 installments, guest-stars will include Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Probst, Wayne Brady, Jeff Ross, Lance Reddick, Camryn Manheim, Tichina Arnold, Sheryl Underwood and Jackee Harry.
These OWN specials are in addition to the first-look deal with NBC/Universal TV that Sykes and company production partner Page Hurwitz, signed to develop and produce unscripted projects for that network.