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As comedian Tracy Morgan lies in the hospital recovering following his limo bus accident over the weekend, he definitely has a lot on his plate to worry about. The most important thing is getting better, obviously, but when he pulls through, his previously announced FXX series will be “waiting for him,” the network said in a statement.
The series in question is an untitled comedy that FXX ordered back in April from the creators of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, along with New Girl writer Luvh Rakhe. Scheduled to debut in January as paired up with It’s Always Sunny on FXX’s schedule, this was definitely one of the more anticipated comedies of 2015, and would have been a welcome return to TV for 30 Rock’s biggest oddball.
The planned production start in August will obviously have to wait, as Morgan is suffering from a broken leg and ribs, among other injuries. (There have been some pretty ridiculous amputation rumors floating around the net, but those aren’t true.) FXX says, via E!, that they are in full support of Morgan and his family, and they’ll be there waiting whenever he’s recovered and decides that he’s ready for acting again. No pressure. TV shows are never as important as someone’s well-being, especially when broken bones were hardly the worst part of the story.
The details remain sketchy surrounding the accident that killed comedian and Morgan’s longtime friend James McNair and injured several others. In court today, Kevin Roper, the sleep-deprived Walmart driver responsible for the crash, plead not guilty to vehicular homicide and assault by auto, though the conversations about trucker safety and sleep protocols have already begun anew. Roper’s truck crashed into the limo bus and several other vehicles on the Jersey Turnpike last Saturday, June 7, and he was released from jail that night on a $50,000 bail. You can watch the courtroom video below.
FX and Morgan were supposed to work together on a comedy series last year called Death Pact, in which he’d have played a pot-dealing high school coach. It won’t be long before you hear the actor again, however, as he’s voicing a character in Laika Entertainment’s next stop-motion extravaganza The Boxtrolls, which comes out in September.