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Friday June 7, 2013 8:55 pm

Wanda Sykes to Get Her Own Show on Oprah’s Network

Wanda SykesFunnywoman Wanda Sykes will be returning to the small screen.

The 49 year-old comedienne is lined up to have a new comedy show on Oprah Winfrey's OWN network, titled Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious. The one-hour comedy show - hosted and produced by Sykes - will be filmed before a live audience at the same studio where The Oprah Winfrey Show was taped. Numerous up-and-coming female comics - Andi Smith, Gloria Bigelow, Marina Franklin, Tracey Ashley, Carmen Lynch and Dominique Witten - will perform on the show, where Sykes is expected to appear with her guests in a "series of comedy shorts that will air throughout the hour."

Lance Crouther and Alyson Fouse - longtime collaborators of Sykes' - are signed on as writers for the series.

Wanda Sykes Presents Herlarious airs Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 20 at 10 p.m. on OWN.

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