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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.

 “We’re incredibly excited about The Comedians and the fact that Billy Crystal will be making his return to series television on FX,” FX President of Original Programming Nick Grad said in a statement. “The chemistry between Billy and Josh is amazing, and Larry, Matt, Ben and Billy did a fantastic job of making what is certain to become one of the best comedies on TV.”

The Comedians will air on FX in 2015.

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