At first glance, Totally Biased's set comes off as pedestrian. A brick wall that's too well-manicured, graffiti manufactured solely for the sake of being graffiti. It all seems like forced shorthand for "the street," like instead of a half hour of social politics, W. Kamau Bell is about to record a twelve-minute video telling middle schoolers in the late nineties not to do drugs.
But as one gets more familiar with the show, that set stops being a caricature and instead becomes something genuine. Sure, it's still far too well-lit for its own good, but over the past year or so, Bell and his cohorts took that facsimile of coolness [...]
FXX has only been a cable network for a little over a month, but they've already made their first cancelation. Defamer reports that FXX has canceled Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, which is currently airing new episodes four nights a week in the middle of its second season. The show's final episode, with Jim Norton as the scheduled guest, is set to air tomorrow.
The Chris Rock-produced late night series premiered on FX last fall and was earning decent ratings on that network, but ratings have dropped since moving to sister channel FXX this past month. On some nights, Totally Biased has been the lowest-rated [...]
FX has set January premiere dates for Archer and Danny McBride's new animated sitcom Chozen. The two will air in an animation block on Monday nights at 10 PM, starting January 13. Meanwhile, at the fledgling FXX, the recently announced Ali G: Rezurection will be paired with the second season of Jim Jefferies' Legit in February.
Chozen, which was originally scheduled to air on FXX, is about a gay white rapper named Chozen who has just been released from prison. It's executive produced by Archer creator Adam Reed and Eastbound & Down producers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Jody Hill, and includes voices from McBride, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress, Nick Swardson, Kathryn Hahn, and more. [...]
The always delightful Colin Quinn dropped by Totally Biased last night, and his recent Constitutional expertise made him a perfect person to talk about the government shutdown. He and Kamau also talked about diversity on SNL, the gentrification of Brooklyn, and the benefits of theaters versus comedy clubs.