10:20am PT by Lesley Goldberg
Tracy Morgan's Show 'Will Be Waiting for Him,' FX Says
FX and FXX are staying committed to Tracy Morgan's recovery.
The younger-skewing cable network said Tuesday that it is supporting the actor's upcoming comedy series following a multi-vehicle crash that left one person dead and left the actor with a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken bones. He's expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks.
FXX in April ordered 10 episodes of an untitled half-hour comedy series starring the 30 Rock alum. The series, from FX Productions, was created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe and scheduled to begin production in August for a January debut on FXX.
“The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident," FX Networks and FX Productions said in a statement Tuesday. "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 remains hospitalized after his chauffeured limo was involved in a multiple-vehicle crash early Saturday. After sustaining multiple injuries, the 45-year-old actor and comedian remains hospitalized following surgery on his leg. Morgan's longtime friend and writer James "Jimmy Mack" McNair was killed in the crash.
Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, stands accused of triggering the crash in New Jersey. The Georgia driver claims he had not slept for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash. A court administrator says Roper will face an initial court appearance Wednesday. He has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.