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Fox Orders Late-Night Saturday Talk Show

Jan 23, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Fox has ordered a weekly late-night comedy talk show hosted by comedian Spike Feresten for fall 2006. The half-hour show, which has the working title “Talk Show With Spike Ferensten,” will air Saturdays at midnight (ET) following sketch comedy series “MadTV.”

In a departure from the traditional late-night talk format, guests will deliver the monologue and participate in comedy sketches. The show will also feature field pieces, mock commercials and pop-culture parodies and will have a live studio audience.

Todd Yasui, Fox senior VP of late-night programming executive produced the test pilots for the show, which was developed by Fox’s alternative department. The show is a production of Fox Television Studios. Mr. Feresten also serves as an executive producer.