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FXX cancels 'Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,' last show to air Thursday

None of this sounds like Bell's fault.

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None of this sounds like Bell's fault.

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November

New cable network FXX has its first cancellation, giving the boot to Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, Defamer was first to report. Deadline Hollywood says the final episode will air Thursday.

The show, which featured Bell talking about current events and pop culture and interviewing celebrities and is now in its second season, seemed to really suffer from the move from FX. Deadline's Nellie Andreeva reported on Oct. 30 that on Monday, Oct. 28, the show managed only 12,000 viewers at 11 p.m., and only 4,000 of those were adults 18-49.

By comparison, new TBS offering The Pete Holmes Show drew 245,000 in the demo, and it was the second-lowest-rated cable show in late night. The show did tick up in ratings to average 110,000 total viewers on Wednesdays, Deadline says, mostly because It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and The League are on right before it. That's about one-third the 372,000 viewers the show averaged in the second half of its first season on FX. The Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased was favored by FX suits, but with numbers like that, it didn't stand a chance.

Prior to this cancellation, FX had already given another late-night show the ax this year when Brand X with Russell Brand ended in June. That was well before FXX's Sept. 2 launch to replace Fox Soccer, which folded when Fox lost rights to broadcast English Premier League soccer games to NBC.

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 13, 2013 4:56pm]

    

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