One of many driving minds behind Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show is trying to interrupt into the world of late-night tv. Whereas Dave Chappelle continues his stand-up love affair with Netflix, author and comic Neal Brennan might have one other present on the way in which by way of Fox within the type of a late evening program. The sequence, which is presently untitled, simply had a presentation shot final week and is into account for a possible launch within the spring of subsequent 12 months.
The information comes from Variety, who reported the potential sequence can be a weekly gig with Neal Brennan serving because the host/author/government producer. So far as what the present is about, the potential sequence will give attention to cultural and political topics with sketches and “man on the road” segments. The presentation was ordered by Fox who has not tried a late-night format present since 2009’s The Wanda Sykes Present. With late evening reveals grabbing headlines for his or her gimmicks and political reveals doing the identical, it seems Brennan is trying to kill two birds with one stone with Fox and try and serve each.
It is not an unprecedented idea as HBO has discovered nice success and an Emmy win with Final Week Tonight With John Oliver. Neal Brennan’s challenge sounds related, though sketches and man on the road segments give Chappelle’s Present vibes that certainly might ship a unique really feel than John Oliver’s present. Along with Chappelle’s Present, Brennan was additionally the author of the movie Half Baked, and has writing credit for comedy applications like The Day by day Present, Saturday Evening Stay, and All That. With a resume like that, it is not arduous to see why Fox executives had been prepared to take a shot on the comic and see what he can do with this potential challenge.
Ought to Neal Brennan’s late-night challenge get ordered to sequence, it should put Fox among the many competitors with the opposite large networks for late-night tv. That mentioned, that competitors might be measured as CBS, ABC, and NBC all air their late evening applications on a nightly foundation and never simply as soon as every week. Ought to the challenge go to sequence, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see which evening FOX would plan so as to add it to its lineup and whether or not or not it might select to compete with the opposite at present airing late-night reveals.
As talked about, the at present untitled Neal Brennan challenge is simply in growth for the time being, but when it will get picked up for a sequence it might see a spring launch. For extra on upcoming tv, you should definitely head over to each our fall premiere guide and midseason premiere guide for a listing of applications to be looking out for. For a listing of reveals that had been canceled in 2017, go to our cancellation guide.