Synopsis by Hal Erickson
Having risen to national acclaim by virtue of her writing and acting contributions to such series as The Chris Rock Show and Curb Your Enthusiasm, profanely outspoken comedienne Wanda Sykes was awarded her own Fox network sitcom. The star was cast as Wanda Hawkins, a single government worker living in Washington, D.C. After fearlessly trashing a popular TV anchorman at a party, Wanda is hired by TV station manager Roger (Jason Kravitz) to appear regularly as the house gadfly on the weekly political-comment series "The Beltway Gang." Naturally, Wanda's unbridled stream of gab (which according to Fox publicity was largely ad-libbed) did not rest well with the series' official co-hosts, conservative Bradley (Phil Morris) and liberal Rita (Ann Magnuson). Withheld from public view while an abortive pilot episode was completely refilmed and recast, Wanda at Large premiered March 26, 2003.