EXCLUSIVE: I hear Fox is canceling The Wanda Sykes Show after one season. The late-night talk show started off strong but tumbled in the ratings as the season went on and fell below the performance of predecessor MadTV in the Saturday 11 PM hour.
MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small. Coincidentally, Fox aired MadTV and Spike Feresten’s talk show in late-night on Saturday before canceling them last spring and launching The Wanda Sykes Show. But the two new sketch shows were not developed specifically for late night. Sources said Fox is also considering them for primetime, possibly on Fridays or Saturdays. UPDATE: I hear Fox has already passed on the Carvey/Feresten pilot.
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