Great news for fans of racial justice and comedy: W. Kamau Bell* is coming back to TV!
CNN announced this week that it has ordered a new series in which the comedian travels the country and strives to “show the United States is not built upon just one, but many diverse and colorful definitions of America,” according to a statement received by the Hollywood Reporter. Bell previously had a comedy show on FX called “Totally Biased” that lasted two seasons and ended in November of 2013.
Reza Aslan, an Iranian-American creative writing professor at UC Riverside and the author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” is also joining the network with a new show called “The Believer.” The series is built around Aslan immersing himself in different faith-based communities and exploring what it means to be a “true believer.”
*Bell has served on the board of Colorlines’ publisher, Race Forward.