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New Eddie Murphy Tribute Lands On Spike TV!

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It is being reported that there is an Eddie Murphy tribute that is being planned to air on Spike Television! The tribute will feature tons of footage and never before seen takes that have happened in Murphy’s career over the past twenty plus years.

The amazing thing about this story is that the one of the producers of this show was on board for the hosting gig that Murphy had in hand for the Oscars last season that never happened, Don Mischer. Another producer of this new show is one of Murphy’s brothers, Vernon Lynch, who most recently Exec produced Hollywood Execs.

Finally, one of our sources has leaked that there will be something very special that will happen that night, and we are guessing that Murphy may FINALLY hit the stage to go back to comedy! Let’s see what happens!

Anyway, here is the complete story from Deadline;

 EXCLUSIVE: Don Mischer will get to produce a TV special starringEddie Murphy after all. Mischer, who produced this year’s Academy Awards that had Murphy attached as host early on, will executive produce a televised tribute to the comedy actor, which will air on Spike TV. Titled Eddie Murphy: One Night Only, the event will tape on Saturday, November 3 at the Saban Theatre in Los Angeles for a broadcast on Nov. 16 on Spike TV. The special will mark 30 years since the release of Murphy’s famous stand-up special Delirious! and the film 48 Hrs., which made him a movie star.

It will highlight Murphy’s career from a 15-year-old aspiring comedian to aSaturday Night Live breakout and a comedy feature superstar and will feature Murphy’s co-stars from many of his films including 48 Hrs., Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop, Coming To America, The Nutty Professor, Shrek,and Dreamgirls. The two-hour show will include short films, musical performances and sketch comedy, culminating in an appearance by Murphy. “Eddie’s impact on comedy is immeasurable,” said Casey Patterson, EVP of Event Production for Viacom Media Networks Entertainment Group.  “At 19, he changed the face of sketch comedy forever on Saturday Night Live and within four years released 48 Hrs., Delirious, and Beverly Hills Cop, making him one of the biggest stand-up and movie stars in the world, and he’s never stopped evolving, innovating and entertaining.”

Don Mischer Prods. is producing the special, with Mischer, Casey Patterson, Charlie Haykel, and Vernon Lynch (Hollywood Exes) executive producing and Juliane Hare producing.

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3 Comments

  1. Sherbie~

    lmao@ Levell Crawford! ..anyways I hope this will remind people that Eddie Murphy isn’t just the dude from Norbit but one of the most influencial comedians and actors the world has ever seen. No Tyler Perry, No Kevin Hart,No Chris Rock, No Jim Carrey, No Adam Sandler , Will Smith, Martin, In Living Color every comedian over the last 30 years could say Murphy’s success didn’t influence them in some way. He’s THAT influencial

  2. CARLITO

    Thjis is cool…how did Ellen get the Mark Twain Prize before Murphy??

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