Television in brief


NEW YORK — Fox Business Network personality John Stossel says he’s being treated for lung cancer.

In a commentary posted on the Fox News website, Stossel writes that his doctors have told him his cancer was “caught early” and that he’ll be “fine.” He says one-fifth of a lung was removed, but says he was told that soon he’d “barely notice” the loss.

Stossel describes his medical care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital as “excellent,” but speaking in his role as a consumer reporter, adds that “the hospital’s customer service stinks.” He spent the bulk of the opinion piece listing lapses in the hospital’s service in the absence of a free-market system for health care.

NEW YORK — George Lopez, D.L. Hughley, Cedric the Entertainer, Eddie Griffin and Charlie Murphy will be making a series for the BET Network on the behind-the-scenes world of a comedy tour.

“Comedy Get Down” is about their concert tour of the same name. BET described the scripted series as a workplace comedy at its core, and it was one of several new projects announced Wednesday at a presentation to advertisers.

The network hasn’t said when the show will be on the air.

Tony Award winners Anika Noni Rose and Ruben Santiago-Hudson will also star in a new drama about a fictional black college, and BET is doing a reality series with Gary Owen, former host of BET’s “ComicView.”

Associated Press