DL Hughley gets FX comedy


FX NetworksThe cable network has put in development another autobiographical comedy starring a stand-up comedian. On 8/12, REACH Media, the syndicator founded by Tom Joyner, announced it had finalized a deal with D.L. to host a new nationally-syndicated Afternoon drive show, to be distributed by Cumulus Media Networks. It is expected that he will be the permanent replacement for Michael Baisden, whose show was cancelled in March after a contractual dispute with Cumulus.

The untitled FX project by DL Hughley is based on Hughley’s life experiences and revolves around him as an unapologetically honest family man and radio host, reports Deadline Hollywood.

Hughley, one of The Original Kings of Comedy, will co-write the script for the FX project with Sivert Glarum and Michael Jamin (Brickleberry). The three will executive produce with 3 Arts’ Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky for FX Prods. Hughley, who previously co-created/toplined the sitcom The Hughleys that ran for four seasons on ABC and UPN, is with ICM Partners; Glarum and Jamin are with UTA.