Wanda Sykes, Kristin Chenoweth
Wanda Sykes is returning to OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network in January with two more editions of Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious. The comedy specials will air on Saturdays, Jan. 4 and Jan. 11, at 10/9c.
Sykes previously produced two Herlarious episodes for OWN this past July. A mix of standup routines and sketch comedy, the hour-long programs this time will include appearances by Kristin Chenoweth, Cheryl Hines, Jeff Probst, Wayne Brady, Jeff Ross, Lance Reddick, Camryn Manheim, Tichina Arnold, Sheryl Underwood and Jackee Harry.
Among the sketches: "Super Soul Train Sunday," Sykes' spoof on both the iconic '70s dance show Soul Train and Winfrey's OWN Super Soul Sunday series. Also, Probst, Chenoweth and Arnold will skewer reality TV in another segment.
Sykes executive produces Herlarious with production partner Page Hurwitz, as well as OWN's Jill Barancik and Andrea Wishom.
News of the OWN specials comes as Sykes and Hurwitz also strike a new deal with NBC to resurrect Last Comic Standing. Sykes also appears in Amazon's Alpha House, which premieres Nov. 15.
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