Monty Python used to like to open their sketches with the phrase "and now for something completely different." Well this news isn't something different, but instead something we've seen a few times over.
D.L. Hughley has signed on to co-create and star in a project for FX based on his life. Hughley will play himself in an autobiographical series, as a comedian, radio host and family man. This is familiar for a couple of reasons: first, because Hughley has played himself before, in the scripted series 'The Hughleys' (not to mention in several unscripted shows). But also, because FX is the home of the smash-hit comedy series 'Louie,' where comedian Louis C.K. stars in an autobiographical look at his life. Seems as though FX is hoping for the formula to pay off a second time with D.L.
The project is yet untitled, but it's a safe bet that D.L. Hughley's name will feature prominently. Hughley won a Peabody Award earlier this year for 'D.L. Hughley: The Endangered List,' a program wherein comedians comically petition to get the black man included on the endangered species list. Hughley had a New York City radio show a couple of years ago and recently signed on to host a nationally-syndicated drive show in the evening. His FX show would feature Hughly as a show host, father of three, and husband of an impressive twenty-five year marriage. Hughley has signed on to co-write the script, which will only be the latest of a dozen different projects he's written over his lengthy career.
How would you like to see Hughley's FX series to differ from 'The Hughleys'? How should it differ from 'Louie'?