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The Mo’Nique Show has been put on indefinite hiatus effective immediately.
BET’s late night talk show launched in Oct. 2009. The comedienne interviewed a variety of entertainers for the program, with an emphasis on culturally diverse guests.
BET said in a statement to the Los Angeles Times, “Mo’Nique Hicks and The Mo’Nique Show are important to the BET Networks family and we look forward to continuing our relationship with her.”
The comedienne won the best supporting actress Oscar in 2010 for her role as an abusive mother in Precious. She was later invited to join the Academy, and raised eyebrows for turning down the opportunity to present an award at the 2011 Oscars.
At the time, Mo’Nique’s husband and manager Sidney Hicks said she couldn’t make the ceremony because she had to shoot two episodes The Mo’Nique Show the following day in Atlanta. Hicks said he purposely took part in the nominations announcement because she knew there’d be a scheduling conflict.
Mo’Nique is slated to appear in the ensemble comedy Bumped. Her other credits include Phat Girlz, Moesha, The Parkers and Soul Plane.
The Mo’Nique Show runs weeknights at 11 p.m.
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