Tracy Morgan series is still a go, says FX
One thing Tracy Morgan doesn’t have to worry about: The status of his new TV series.
FX Networks released a statement Tuesday about their untitled upcoming project starring the hospitalized actor-comedian; a half-hour comedy series created by the It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia team.
“The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident,” read the statement. “We will support Tracy and his family in every way possible throughout his recovery. At the point when Tracy has recovered and decides that he is ready to go back to work, his show will be waiting for him. Right now our thoughts and prayers remain with Tracy, the other victims of the accident, and their families.”
Morgan was hospitalized early Saturday after his limo was slammed by a truck on the New Jersey turnpike. The truck caused a six-car collision that killed comic James “Jimmy Mack” McNair and left three — including Morgan — with serious injuries. FX’s comedy-channel spin-off FXX ordered 10 episodes of the Morgan show in April from creators Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. The series was originally scheduled to begin in August and slated to debut in January on FXX along with Sunny.