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FX Orders Billy Crystal-Josh Gad Comedy The Comedians

Josh Gad, Billy Crystal

FX has ordered 13 episodes of The Comedians, a half-hour sitcom starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, the network announced Wednesday.

The Comedians, based on a Swedish series of the same name, will offer an unfiltered behind-the-scenes look at late-night sketch comedy. Crystal stars as a successful veteran comedian who is reluctantly paired with Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star. The show also marks Crystal's first starring TV role since his role as Jodie Dallas on Soap.

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Larry CharlesMatt Nix and Ben Wexler will write and executive-produce the project, along with Crystal. Gad will serve as a producer.

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Conan O'Brien Brings Bob's New Heart to Fox

Conan O'Brien

It's not The Bob Newhart Show, but close: Conan O'Brien is looking to bring Bob's New Heart Show to television. read more

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