After the awful car accident that left Tracy Morgan in critical care at a New Jersey hospital, the future of his career and new show at FX was in limbo. However, FX and FXX have come out to say they are committed to the show and Morgan through this difficult time.
Back in April, FXX ordered 10 episodes of an untitled half-hour comedy series starring Morgan. It was created 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.”
Morgan suffered a broken leg, a broken femur, a broken nose, and several other broken bones. He is currently hospitalized and is expected to remain for several weeks. Morgan’s longtime friend and writer James “Jimmy Mack” McNair was killed in the crash.
There is no word on how Morgan’s hospitalization will affect the production schedule or the targeted premiere date.