Tracy Morgan’s FX show is still on. The network announced that Morgan’s as yet untitled show, scheduled to start taping in August, will progress once the comedian is ready to start working again. Morgan, a former Saturday Night Live castmember and one of the stars of 30 Rock, a show loosely based on SNL, was a passenger in a Mercedes limousine truck that overturned on impact with a tractor-trailer on the New Jersey Turnpike this weekend.
The driver, Kevin Roper, has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto. It is alleged that Roper was awake for 24 hours before the crash, though he has denied it via social media. Morgan’s friend and fellow comic James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.
Morgan’s show, helmed by the creators of the popular FX show It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia was schedule to air in January. In a statement, FX said: “The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident.”
“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 at Robert Wood Johnson University in New Jersey recovering from injuries in the accident that include a broken leg. His rep released the following update on Morgan’s status. “The concern for his well-being has been overwhelming, but Megan is respectfully asking that the media await official word through these channels before speculating (mostly inaccurately) on his condition. Rumors about amputating his leg are completely fabricated,” his rep said in a statement.
“As we shared yesterday, Tracy had surgery on his broken leg. We are working closely with the incredible staff at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to share information when it is available. This recovery will be arduous and we hope that you can be patient during this difficult time.”
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