If you recall, a couple of weeks ago we dropped some news that comedian DL Hughley was about to drop a syndicated radio show for the afternoon drive (which is a first time in radio programming history that a comedian would host a show for the afternoons) as we also heard that the show was also going to be a television show.
After a little time passed we heard that Hughley’s deal was going to be with Reach Media and that he was going to be joined by veteran stand up comedian Steve Wilson. Well within the last week several things were confirmed; Wilson joined the show as they officially signed on with Reach Media and prepped the launch of the syndicated show. According to several reports Jasmine Sanders was to join the crew and she officially signed on last week.
The only remaining element that was not confirmed from our previous reports was the television element and our friends over at Laughspin just released a story stating that DL Hughley officially signed on to broadcast the radio show on the FX Network!
Check out their article below:
In its ever growing enthusiasm to develop original comedy content, FX has just inked a script deal with veteran comedian D.L. Hughley. “We’re doing a show on FX about me having a radio show,” Hughley tells Laughspin, adding the deal was just finalized this week. And if you think the premise sounds familiar, it might be because you heard the news of Hughley’s new syndicated radio show happening in real life. The D.L. Hughley Show — co-hosted by Jasmine Sanders and Steve Wilson — will soft launch on Monday in five cities and will be added to 45 markets shortly after. It will air 3 – 7 pm ET every day. In addition to the new radio gig, Hughley is working on a feature-length for-theaters version of The Endangered List, the mockumentary that aired on Comedy Central last year and was recently honored with a Peabody award. FX’s new sister channel FXX, premiering Sept. 2, had previously announced it would air re-runs of the comedian’s former show The Hughleys.
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