Friday night, Tracy Morgan was in a car accident that claimed the life of his mentor James McNair, injured fellow comedian-passengers Ardie Fuqua and Harris Stanton, and left Morgan in critical but stable condition. The FX Networks today released a statement about the future of Morgan’s untitled new series on FXX:
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.
In April, FXX ordered 10 episodes of an untitled comedy starring Tracy Morgan and created by It’s Always Sunny’s Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Luvh Rakhe, all of whom will also serve as showrunners. The series was set to debut in January of 2015 alongside the new season of Always Sunny, but Morgan’s recovery will likely delay the premiere. Morgan and his fellow passengers were in a limo on the New Jersey Turnpike Friday night when a tractor-trailer crashed into them, resulting in a six-car wreck.