Amid all the inaccurate speculation online—no, Tracy Morgan will not lose his leg—and ample opportunity for Tucker Carlson to be wrong some more, the traffic accident that left Morgan and several others gravely injured (and killed comedian Jimmy Mack) has spawned one actual, albeit relatively unimportant question: What will happen to Morgan’s FXX show, due to begin production in August? The network has issued an official statement on the matter, saying that the series, from the creators of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, will be put on hold while Morgan undergoes what’s been described as an “arduous” recovery. It reads:
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.
The as-yet-untitled show was expected to premiere in January 2015, though obviously that’s no longer a certainty. Meanwhile, Morgan remains in “critical but stable” condition.
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