FXX Puts Tracy Morgan's Comedy on Hold as Waiting for His Recovery
FXX puts Tracy Morgan's health on top of his show progress. Following a fatal accident that critically injured the funnyman, the network has released a statement expressing its full support for Morgan.
"The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident," FX Networks and FX Productions say in the statement. "We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery."
Hinting that it will not rush the show's production, they add, "At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident and their families."
Back in April, FXX ordered 10 episodes of "The Untitled Tracy Morgan Project". The show from "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe was scheduled to start production in August for a January 2015 premiere.
Morgan is currently in hospital after getting involved in a chain reaction crash on Saturday, June 7 that killed 62-year-old James McNair and injured two other men, who were passengers in the limousine bus the former "30 Rock" star was in. The actor suffered from a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. In a statement released on Sunday, his rep said that Morgan was "in critical condition," but "he has been more responsive."
A Wal-Mart truck driver named Kevin Roper of Jonesboro, Georgia who allegedly caused the crash has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. He reportedly had been awake for more than 24 hours before he hit the limo.
In other news, FX has reportedly decided not to move forward with drama pilot "Hoke" starring and executive produced by Paul Giamatti. The project was about a midlife crisis and murder that features the hardboiled and possibly insane homicide detective Hoke Moseley (Giamatti) in pre-chic Miami circa 1985.
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