Billy Crystal to Headline FX's Comedians Pilot

Billy Crystal Stars FX Pilot The ComediansBilly Crystal appears ready for a primetime comeback, signing on to star in a single-camera comedy pilot for FX.

Titled The Comedians, the potential series finds the nine-time Academy Awards host playing a superstar comedian who is reluctantly paired with a younger, edgier comic for a late-night comedy sketch show.

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The project, which counts Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice), Ben Wexler (Community) and Crystal as exec producers/writers, is based on a Swedish series of the same name.

Comedians would mark Crystal’s first full-time TV gig since his one-season stint on Saturday Night Live nearly three decades ago. Prior to that, he spent four years playing Jodie Dallas on the classic ’70s sitcom Soap.

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9 Comments
  1. Teag says:

    Donald Glover for the young edgy comic?

  2. Jack says:

    Nashville but in the comedy scene?

  3. bobbie lou says:

    Holy Cow! Billy Crystal is one of the funniest men in the world! Holy Cow! Holy Cow!
    Yay!

  4. lyn says:

    He looks maaaavelous!

  5. Emily says:

    FX or FXX? I still don’t get that. Is that still happening?

  6. Joakim says:

    The swedish show was called “Ulveson & Herngren” after the two stars, not “Komikerna” (The Comedians). Looking forward to it.

    http://sv.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ulveson_och_Herngren

  7. Eric says:

    I love Billy Crystal (I’m one of the few teens who knows him as more than just “that old guy who does the voice of Mike Wazowski”) so sign me up! FX is a great home for it as well, as the comedy can be slightly more adult if required.

  8. Lori says:

    I absolutely adore Billy Crystal! Soap is my favorite show and Billy was maaavelous on it!

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