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Kali Hawk Busy, Busy Girl With or Without New ‘In Living Color’

Rising actress and funny lady Kali Hawk (“Couples Retreat,” “Get Him to the Greek,” “Bridesmaids”) is in the “Let Go” comedy with Edward Asner and David Denman, in addition to Tyler Perry’s upcoming “We The Peeples,” her recurring role on “The New Girl” — and the reboot of “In Living Color” that’s up in the air.  Fox chieftain Kevin Reilly indicated last month that, taking nothing away from exec producer Keenan Ivory Wayans, he wasn’t wowed, and didn’t know when – or if – the new show would air.

“People are salivating for any news on that show,” notes Hawk, who says there isn’t much she can say about it.  “It’s an all-new cast, so it’s a whole new show – with all the elements that made it great the first time around.  I think the show became known for its unbridled style of sketch.  They felt no need to be overly PC.  Remember Homey the Clown?  Well, this is every bit as unbridled – 25 years later.”

Hawk, who plays Shelby, girlfriend of Winston (Lamorne Morris) on the Zooey Deschanel “New Girl,” is also getting quite a few queries about her character’s romantic future.  “But I never know anything in advance.  In my perfect world, whatever happens with Winston and Shelby will be as unconventional as they are.”

She does know, “It’s going to be one of the coolest autumns I’ve ever had.”