And another one bites the dust. In a never-ending string of late-night talk show failures, Fox has done it again. According to Deadline.com — and confirmed by the Hollywood Reporter — Fox has made the decision to cancel its latest attempt, The Wanda Sykes Show, after only one season. Unlike other late-night talk shows the program only aired one night a week, Saturday night at 11pm EST. The time slot was previously held by the now defunct sketch show MadTV; the trouble came for Sykes when her show ratings dipped below that of its predecessor.
And so, Wanda Sykes joins the ever expanding list of ex-Fox late-night hosts, Arsenio Hall, Joan Rivers, Irving “Magic” Johnson, and Spike Feresten. Despite the bad news, Sykes should be proud the show lasted longer on the network then veteran comedian Chevy Chase’s disaster, which only lasted a whopping five weeks.
The program replacing The Wanda Sykes Show is unknown, but there is some speculation, according to Deadline.com. Fox has ordered two new sketch shows to be developed during this pilot season, one written by Dana Carvey and Spike Feresten, and the other by Jaimie Foxx, and MadTV creators Fax Bahr and Adam Small.