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DL Hughley Heading To FX Network w/ New Scripted Series Based On His Life

Television
by Tambay A. Obenson
August 19, 2013 8:49 PM
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DL Hughley is heading to the FX network with a series in development that's based on his life as a family man (married for over 25 years, with 3 kids) and radio host. 

Hughley will co-write the series with Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin, and the three will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky for FX Prods. 

It won't be the first time Hughley's starred in a scripted TV series. Remember The Hughleys - the sitcom that aired on ABC from 1998 to 2000, before moving to UPN, where it ran until 2002?

Earlier this year, Hughley was hired, along with comedian Michael Ian Black, to host the new TBS/Mark Burnett original series, Trust Me, I’m A Game Show Host, which will see the show's two hosts battle to deceive contestants.

Hughley and Black will each present contestants with seemingly implausible facts - one of them is telling the truth and the other is not. The contestant's job is to pick which of the two is telling the truth. Winners take home cash prizes. 

Trust Me, I’m A Game Show Host will debut on TBS this fall.

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4 Comments

  • Miles Ellison | August 20, 2013 9:06 PMReply

    FX has a fair amount of high quality off-the-beaten-track comedy shows. There had better be more to this project than this if he's expecting it to be successful.

  • Chandra | August 20, 2013 7:20 PMReply

    Will his sitcom wife be white? Being that he can't stand black women, since we're so angry, of course, and the only one he claims he can put up with is his wife. I remember his NPR interview and defense of Don Imus' racist N.H.H. remarks...

  • qstorm | August 19, 2013 9:03 PMReply

    Wasn't the Hughleys EXACTLY this same concept?

  • FactChecker | August 20, 2013 12:27 AM

    um, yeah. ...

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