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Affion Crockett/Jamie Foxx Sketch Show Gets Name & Release Date!

Posted Apr 26, 2011

We just got the official word this morning- and it was confirmed on Deadline that the Affion Crockett /Jamie Foxx sketch comedy show not only got their official show name, but it also got the official launch date. If you recall, the name was originally set s The Playground but that name was dropped early on and went through several other name changes before this release.

Here is the article as reported by Deadline;

Fox has scheduled In the Flow with Affion Crockett, the half-hour sketch-comedy series hosted by and starring comedian Affion Crockett and executive produced by Jamie Foxx. The series, previouslyUntitled Jamie Foxx/Affion Crockett Project, will have a one-hour premiere on Sunday, Aug. 14, at 9 PM before moving to its regular Sunday 9:30 PM time slot the following week. In the Flow will also air reruns at midnight on Saturdays beginning Aug. 20. Fox originally picked up the project to series in early September with a 12-episode midseason order. In January, Fox announced that the sketch comedy was getting a preview after American Idol on March 31 and a premiere on June 9. Both the preview and the June launch date were subsequently scrapped while the show’s order was cut from 12 to 6 episodes. Described as being in the vein of In Living Color, In the Flow is a take on pop culture with spoofs of movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, music videos and celebrities. It features guest appearances by rapper/actor Snoop Dogg, Russell Simmons, singer Chris Brown, sports analyst Michael Strahan, actor Harry Shum Jr. (Glee), choreographer Lil’ C, actor/comedian JB Smoove, actor David Koechner (The Office) and dance crew X-Mob. The series is produced by Fox TV Studios, Foxx/King Entertainment and Tantamount Studios. Foxx, Todd Yasui, Marcus King, Jaime Rucker King, Eric Tannenbaum, Kim Tannenbaum and Mitch Hurwitz are executive producing, with Carl Jones co-executive producing. Crockett serves as a writer and producer.

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