D.L. Hughley Is Working on a "Louie"-Style Comedy for FX

This is good.

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FX has been really hitting the head on the nail lately when it comes to original programming (Louie, The Bridge, Tyrant, etc.), so we have a lot of faith that this new series, which will be both co-created by and will star comedian D.L. Hughley, is going to be great.

The concept actually sounds pretty similar to Louie, if you think about it: According to Deadline, the show is based on Hughley's life experiences, and will follow him as a "unapologetically honest family man and radio host." Sure enough, Hughley has been married for over 25 years and has three kids, and he also hosted a New York radio show for a while before moving on to a nationally syndicated afternoon drive show. So it'll basically be his life, semi-scripted. Considering he was hilarious enough for Spike Lee to choose him as one of the four comedians in his 2000 film, The Original Kings of Comedy, we feel comfortable having a lot of faith in this concept.

Hughley previously had a show called The Hughleys, which ran on the dearly departed network UPN from 1998 to 2002. In that series, he did play a character who had the same name as him, but was a vending machine salesman instead of a comedian. Not quite close enough.

[via Deadline]

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