*FX and FXX say nothing has changed regarding Tracy Morgan’s forthcoming comedy series, and it will patiently await his full recovery – as long as it takes.
Morgan remains in critical condition following a multi-vehicle crash Saturday that left one person dead and left the actor with a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose and several broken ribs. He’s expected to remain hospitalized for several weeks.
FXX in April ordered 10 episodes of an untitled half-hour comedy series starring the “30 Rock” alum. The series, from FX Productions, was created by Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton and Luvh Rakhe and scheduled to begin production in August for a January debut on FXX.
“The only thing we are concerned with is the health and recovery of Tracy Morgan and the victims of this tragic accident,” FX Networks and FX Productions said in a statement Tuesday. “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.”
Walmart truck driver Kevin Roper, 35, stands accused of triggering the crash in New Jersey. The Georgia driver claims he had not slept for more than 24 hours at the time of the crash. A court administrator says Roper will face an initial court appearance Wednesday. He has been charged with death by auto and four counts of assault by auto.