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Wanda Sykes to host Saturday night Fox show

Fox says Sykes’ show will include “biting” commentary, out-of-studio segments and panel discussions.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Tart-tongued Wanda Sykes is returning to Fox TV with a late-night series offering a comedic look at current events.

The program, as yet untitled, will air on Saturdays and is scheduled to premiere this fall, the network said Wednesday.

While the airtime for Sykes’ show was not announced, it likely will fill the 11 p.m. to midnight EDT slot now held by the sketch comedy series “MadTV,” which wraps its 14-season run in May.

Fox says Sykes’ show will include “biting” commentary, out-of-studio segments and panel discussions. Her short-lived comedy series “Wanda At Large” aired on Fox in 2003.

The Emmy-winning actress-comedian, who is set to host the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner in May, co-stars in the CBS sitcom “The New Adventures of Old Christine.”