wanda sykes

*NBC’s reality series “Last Comic Standing” will return this summer for an eighth season with Wanda Sykes as its new executive producer, reports Deadline.com.

The show, which originally launched in summer 2003, has been quietly shelved and then brought back when needed several times.

It first ran three cycles through fall 2004 before being pulled, and then ran one cycle each in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010.

There is no host for Season 8 yet.

Sykes and Page Hurwitz of Push It Prods. will executive for Universal Television through their deal with the studio.