A tough break for Wanda Sykes and The Wanda Sykes Show. Word from the upfronts that FOX will not renew production.
Deadline Hollywood’s Nellie Andreeva writes: "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."
When the hour-long show debuted in November, Sykes became one of the very few blacks or women to host a late-night show. Sykes also became one of a handful of black openly gay or lesbians with their own television show. The show had its moments but it probably suffered from a variety of factors—bad time slot, poor writing, confusing format—and unfortunately it didn't create a buzz.