Billy Crystal’s FX Pilot ‘The Comedians’ Picked Up To Series

By | Wednesday March 19, 2014 @ 12:05pm PDT
Nellie Andreeva

UPDATE 12:30 PM: FX just confirmed the series pickup of The Comedians, which has received a 13-episode order and will begin production later this year for a 2015 launch.

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PREVIOUS EXCLUSIVE: Billy Crystal is returning to primetime. There is no official word, but I have learned that FX has picked up half-hour pilot The Comedians, toplined by the actor-comedian, to series. The Comedians, based on the 2004 Swedish series Ulveson And Herngren, stars Crystal as a superstar veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comic (Josh Gad) for a late-night comedy sketch show. The project hails fxlogo1__130919165223-200x110__131105211930from an all-star creative team. Curb Your Enthusiasm and Borat‘s Larry Charles directed the pilot from a script he co-wrote with Crystal, Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, and Ben Wexler. The four executive produce with Mikkel Bondesen and Henrik Bastin of Fabrik Entertainment for Fox TV Studios. Carl Molinder and John Nordling of Stockholm-based Efti AB, which is behind the original series, also executive produce, while Fabrik’s Kristen Campo co-exec produces. Rounding out the cast are series regulars Stephanie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson. Read More »

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FX’s ‘The Comedians’ Adds Cast

By | Friday January 24, 2014 @ 12:00pm PST

Oberg, MattMegan Ferguson headshotMatt Oberg, Stephnie Weir and Megan Ferguson have joined the cast of FX‘s The Comedians, the hot cable comedy project with Billy Crystal attached to star, co-write … Read More »

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