Saturday, March 6, 2021

TV One Cancels ‘The DL Hughley Show’ + Comedian Announces Comedy Central Documentary

*You probably didn’t even notice, but less than a year after “The DL Hughley Show” launched on TV One, the late-night series has already come to an end. 

The network made the announcement on Twitter October 31, saying that night’s broadcast would be the last, urbanhollywood411.com reports. 

“The DL Hughley Show will air its final episode tonight so DL can focus on his nationally syndicated radio show,” TV One tweeted at the time. “Thank you to all the fans who have watched nightly! And don’t worry, that DL political commentary you love, isn’t going anywhere. Catch DL on a radio station near you!”

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Hughley followed up with a tweet saying his show would be looking for a new home, where “nobody can tell me what to do.”

“If you’re a fan of the DL HughleyShow thank you!!!! We’re leaving TV One but stay tuned,” he tweeted. “We’ll be announcing soon where we’re going. This time I can drink & nobody can tell me what to do. #TeamDl #ThankU4RockinWithUs.”

TV One recently explained to Urban Hollywood 411 that Hughley’s show was “not sustainable,” and was canceled because of the comedian’s busy schedule.

In related news,  D.L. Hughley is set to executive produce and star in a one-hour documentary special that will explore the state of race in America, according to the outlet.

The special titled “How Not to Get Shot and Other Advice from White People,” is based on his best-selling book by the same name and will air on Comedy Central.

“I look forward to working with Comedy Central on this documentary, where we’ll get to explore deeper into the state of race as I see it today. And then… leave it to me to point out the absurd,” said Hughley in a news release. “I dig how Comedy Central saw How Not To Get Shot as I did — knowing the conversation would extend far beyond the length of a book.”

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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1 COMMENT

  1. I don’t quite get the reasoning behind the show’s cancellation, but I was a fan and thoroughly enjoyed watching it. He had a great staff, great commentary and guests I liked seeing and hearing from a different perspective, i.e., other than the characters they played. I didn’t see where the drinking created an issue. There is another show that has drinking and it doesn’t appear like they’re in jeopardy of cancellation!

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