Wanda Sykes and Page Hurwitz are Teaming Up to Make Something Awesome for NBC


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If there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s the we need more queer women of color on our TVs, so it is with a happy heart that I get to say: Wanda Sykes has inked a new first-look deal with NBC. Even better? Sykes is teaming up with openly gay lady Page Hurwitz to make the magic happen. A “first-look deal,” in regular people-speak, means that NBC is paying Sykes and Hurwitz to make something awesome and show it to NBC (and give NBC the chance to buy it) before they show it (or sell it) to anyone else.

The Hollywood Reporter reached out to Skyes and Hurwitz. I’l llet you guess which one said which thing:

“We are very excited to be working with NBCUniversal. We have partnered with a terrific team, and we’re looking forward to getting started.”

“Wait, I thought we were getting The Tonight Show.”

Yes, Sykes said that second thing.

Honestly, I hope the show is some kind of comedic spin on Wanda and her super French wife Alex. She’s already written a treatment if she’ll just gather up all of her relevant tweets.

More Wanda Sykes is always a good thing. Make it happen, NBC!

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