Chris Rock returns to late night with new FX comedy series
Rock is to be executive producer for the "Untitled Chris Rock/W. Kamau Bell Late Night Show," which is scheduled to premiere this summer on the cable network with six installments. Plans call for the weekly half-hour series to feature Bell dissecting pop culture, race, politics, religion, the media and sex.
Bell is a founding member of the comedy group Laughter Against the Machine and has a popular comedy album, "Face Full of Flour."
FX executive vice president of original programming Nick Grad called Kamau "a tremendous young comedian who has a very smart and sharp take on life. Working with Chris will only bring out the best of his talents."
-- Greg Braxton
Photo: Chris Rock at the Paris premiere of "Two Days in New York." Credit: Pascal Le Segretain / Getty Images