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07/18/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Chocolate News: David Alan Grier To Host Fake News Show From Black Perspective

Get ready for a black, tongue-in-cheek version of "Dateline."

"Chocolate News," a new sketch comedy series on Comedy Central, will made its debut in October, just in time for the presidential election. The show, starring David Alan Grier, will pretend to offer news from an African-American perspective.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics Association press tour on Wednesday, Mr. Grier said that if Barack Obama wins the presidency, it would be a windfall for his show. "That would be like a monumentous occasion culturally and comedically," he said.

Robert Morton, an executive producer, said the show is "figuring out how to do some sort of live topical presentation the night after the election."

"We just have to," Mr. Morton said. "It's too good to miss."

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