There’s been a little bit of drama on a non-NBC late-night show — but it’s happened very, very quietly.
Without any fanfare, Fox opted to change producers on its newborn "Wanda Sykes Show" a few weeks ago, before Coco-Leno boiled over. Original executive producer Eddie Feldman and co-exec producer Rick Qualliotine were let go, two people familiar with the decision told TheWrap.
In their place: Veteran Eddie October has taken over as executive producer, while Liza Stanton is a new co-executive producer. John Ridley is still in charge of writing.
A Fox spokesperson confirmed the hiring of October and Stanton, which isn’t really a secret since their names have appeared on the "Wanda" closing credits for a couple weeks now.
October and Sykes have worked together before: He producer her Comedy Central series "Wanda Does It." His other credits include Roseanne Barr’s legendary daytime talk show and VH1’s underrated "Bands Reunited."
"Wanda," from Fox TV Studios, has been holding steady in the ratings since its decent premiere in November. The show has been getting good online buzz for its viral videos and for Sykes’ on-air rants on current events (she totally called the Tiger Woods scandal when everyone else thought maybe he did just have a fender bender).