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by Alison Willmore
November 13, 2013 5:10 PM
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FXX Cancels 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell'

Jeffrey Neira/FX Chris Rock and W. Kamau Bell on 'Totally Biased'

Well, this sucks. Two months after moving "Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell" to new spin-off channel FXX, FX has canceled the comedy/talk show. Hosted by stand-up Bell and executive produced by Chris Rock, "Totally Biased" eagerly tackled topics of politics, race and gender, and had been bumped up to a scheduled of four days a week after starting as a weekly series on FX.

The Hollywood Reporter confirms the news, which was first reported by Defamer. While a success on FX, "Totally Biased" had struggled in the ratings in its new spot and schedule. It wasn't helped by the fact that the new network FXX is only was available in 72 million homes, 26 million fewer than FX. Ratings in recent episodes dipped as low as 10,000 total viewers.

FX canceled its other attempt at late night talk shows, "Brand X with Russell Brand," in June.

The last new episode of "Totally Biased" will air tomorrow. A "best of" installment will air Sunday, November 17. Here's Bell addressing the "Saturday Night Live" whiteness issue:


4 Comments

  • NNM | November 14, 2013 7:12 PMReply

    Kinda hard to say it being available in "only" 70m home was a thing holding it back when its numbers were less than 10k. I doubt the other 26m that have FX were clamouring to see it. I liked the show but only watched every so often online, I would imagine it's hard to keep up numbers on a daily show like this when it has to compete with the rest of late night and the likes of Daily Show/Colbert.

  • Jordan Mansfellow | November 14, 2013 3:13 AMReply

    That racist piece of crap had his show canceled? So sad!

  • Omegaman | November 13, 2013 9:14 PMReply

    Lol awesome. F*ck this prick.

  • No | November 13, 2013 5:42 PMReply

    Well, does this mean the black male comedians aren't really "ready"?