Billy Crystal’s The Comedians Pilot Picked Up By FX, Will Become A Series

In an alliance few saw coming, Billy Crystal has seen his new pilot, The Comedians, get a 13 episode order from FX. Production will begin later this year and the series will launch in 2015. This will mark Crystal’s first excursion into the TV universe in over 30 years, as he was last seen on the small screen in the 1977-81 ABC comedy, Soap.

Crystal will be surrounded by a team of comedic all-stars, as rising talent Josh Gad (New Girl, The Internship, Frozen) will play his younger foil, stepping into the role of a more youthful, edgier talent that works with Crystal’s veteran superstar on a late night sketch comedy show.

Curb Your Enthusiasm‘s Larry Charles directed the pilot and co-wrote the script with Crystal, Burn Notice creator Matt Nix, and Ben Wexler (best known for his work on The Good Guys and the criminally underrated family sitcom Still Standing
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