FX has announced that the network has ordered a pilot from comedians Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis.
The yet-to-be-named show will be the first series from C.K.’s Pig Newton Productions under his new deal with FX, in which he will be a co-writer and executive producer. Also involved in C.K.’s deal is his 1998 directorial debut Tomorrow Night which stars comedians Steve Carell, Amy Poehler, Conan O’Brien, Wanda Sykes, and JB Smoove. He premiered the movie at Sundance in 1999, but failed to lock down a distributor. Tomorrow Night will be available on his website next month.
Galifianakis is the creator and star of the show, though at this time there is no info on plot lines or show style. Given FX’s recent success (they went from one channel to three: FX, FXX, FXM) with their own programming and the already-established relationship with C.K., it’s not much of a surprise that someone like Galifianakis is hitting the small screen.
The shows on FX have thrived on their writing, and people are noticing. FX has shown that they can compete and sustain in the comedy genre with shows like It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, The League, Legit, and chances are they’ll strike gold with the Galifianakis/C.K. duo.
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