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Wanda does late night

Let’s hear it for late-night diversity!

The Hollywood Reporter

says that Fox is finalizing a deal with actress-comedian

Wanda Sykes

for a Saturday late-night show. The hourlong show, slated to premiere in the fall, will succeed the recently canceled sketch comedy "MadTV."

This follows TBS’ announcement of a new late-night talk show hosted by

George Lopez

.

Sykes, not known for holding back — ah, let’s just say it, she’s opinionated — represents a rare female presence in late-night, dominated now by white male hosts.

Her show will be topical and feature a panel of recurring guests sparring over issues from politics to pop culture. Sykes will also take her tart tongue out among the public in field segments.

Right now she co-stars on CBS’ "The New Adventures of Old Christine," and previously headlined the sitcom "Wanda at Large" on Fox.

We can’t wait.

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