• Kelsey Grammer, Martin Lawrence are ‘Partners’ for FX comedy premiering Aug. 4

    The Martin Lawrence and Kelsey Grammar FX sitcom Partners will showcase the unusual pairing on Monday, August 4 when it premieres on the cable network. Partners pairs Lawrence and Grammar as Chicago lawyers from very different backgrounds as they face their own personal crises. The show was given a 10/90 deal (made popular by Charlie Sheen’s Anger Mangement), meaning FX ordered 10 episodes up front. If Partners meets certain ratings

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    Billy Crystal officially returning to television with Book of Mormon’s Josh Gad as his co-star

    In a piece of unsurprising news, FX as greenlighted a new comedy series starring the iconic Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, of Book of Mormon and Frozen fame. Production on 13 episodes will begin later this year with plans to debut the show in 2015. Deadline first reported the series pick-up. The pilot was first announced in May of last year, with Gad joining the project three months later. The

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    ‘Broad City’ and ‘Legit’ are the future of television comedy and here’s why

    In 12 days, How I Met Your Mother will reach its expiration date after nine seasons and 208 episodes, the television equivalent of a long and prosperous life. Fear not, fan-clubbers: Although your favorite show is being put out to pasture, CBS will continue to milk the cash cow with the inevitable sequel: How I Met Your Father Dad. Until then, the cloying spirit of How I Met Your Mother

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    Comedy world will be blessed with at least two more seasons of Archer

    FX is locking up its top animated show for at least another two years. Archer has been picked up for a sixth and seventh season through 2016. “Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand,” said Eric Schrier, one of the presidents of original programming for FX Networks and FX Productions. The show is in

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    Season 4 of Louie gets a premiere date

    Fresh off the heels of signing Zach Galifianakis for a new FX pilot, Louis C.K continues to make headlines. Season 4 of his award-winning series Louie will debut in May, network president John Landgraf announced at the Television Critics Association’s winter press tour. So, you know, you can start breathing regular again. The all-star stand-up comedian requested a longer break after his last season ended in 2012. “I want a

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    Louis C.K. and Zach Galifianakis join forces for FX pilot

    More big news from the Television Critics Association press tour. FX announced that Zach Galifianakis has signed on to star in a pilot executive-produced by Louis C.K. Back in December, we reported that C.K. signed an insanely sweet multi-year development deal to create shows for FX and its outlet channels. There is no word yet on what the show would be about, but with C.K. and Galifianakis co-writing, it should

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    Archer season 5 poster features a pregnant Lana Kane (Photo)

    In a Miami Vice-inspired scene, a new official poster for the fifth season of Archer features a white-suited Sterling Archer striding confidently — as if he strides any other way — across a beach, armed with a sawed-off shotgun and a designer bag stuffed with cash. He’s swapped out his trademark tie and black shoes with a polo shirt and loafers. Perhaps more interestingly, agent Lana Kane is shown in the

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    Louis C.K. inks amazing deal with FX, continues doing things his way

    Louis C.K. is the king of getting “the special deal.” He famously sold his hit show Louie to FX with complete creative control by agreeing to an extremely small budget. FX Networks has now signed an exclusive deal with the stand-up comedian for a multi-year development deal. C.K. and his Pig Newton production company will develop pilots exclusively for FX and its outlet channels, such as FXX. Seeming like the

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    FXX will become the first cable network to air The Simpsons

    On the heels of the canceling Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell, FXX has struck a deal to become the first cable network to air The Simpsons. The arrangement will find FX’s new sibling network with the rights to air all 24 seasons – that’s 530 episodes! – of the longest-running comedy series in television history. Episodes will begin airing next August. FXX will also have rights to air The

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    FX announces fifth season of Archer premiere date, moving to Mondays

    Not that I haven’t thoroughly enjoyed watching the first three seasons on Netflix and the fourth season via DVR over and over again for the past six months, but FX has finally released the season five premiere date for Archer. And that date is Jan. 13 at 10 pm ET. If you’re a robot, you will have immediately recognized that date as a Monday and not a Thursday, the day

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    Comedian Jon Lajoie defends Miley Cyrus VMA performance with his own song (Audio)

    Before Jon Lajoie was well-known for playing Taco on FX hit series The League, he was writing incisively hilarious songs about pop culture and the absurdities of everyday life. The videos for those songs have racked him up tens-of-millions of views on YouTube and nearly a million subscribers. So, it’s no surprise his latest, a response to the mainstream’s reactions to Miley Cyrus’ performance at the MTV Video Music Awards

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    D.L. Hughley is developing a series for FX (Exclusive)

    In its ever growing enthusiasm to develop original comedy content, FX has just inked a script deal with veteran comedian D.L. Hughley. “We’re doing a show on FX about me having a radio show,” Hughley tells Laughspin, adding the deal was just finalized this week. And if you think the premise sounds familiar, it might be because you heard the news of Hughley’s new syndicated radio show happening in real

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    Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal in FX pilot The Comedians

    Josh Gad (Broadway’s Book of Mormon, Love and Other Drugs) has just joined the cast of The Comedians, Billy Crystal’s comedy series in development at FX. He will play the up-and-comer who’s irked by his pairing with the aging superstar comedian (Crystal) on a late night sketch show. Hopefully, this show will have the talent and stamina to keep him on television unlike his last shows, 1600 Penn or Back

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    Donald Glover inks a deal with FX to develop his own series

    While Donald Glover is planning his exit from Community, he’s already lining up his next television project– and not surprisingly, he’s landed at FX, who has been relentless in their comedy programming the last few years. Glover is developing a half-hour series tentatively titled Atlanta, on which he’ll star, write and produce, reports Deadline. The show would center on the city’s music scene. Glover, an Atlanta native, is also a

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    Glenn Howerton says Rolling Stone misquoted him about ‘Always Sunny’ ending

    UPDATE: Glenn Howerton tweeted out the following. Sorry for any confusion… One of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’s stars, creators, producers Glenn Howerton (he plays Dennis) confirmed the bittersweetness talked about the show’s future in a recent interview for Rolling Stone. “There’s a certain point where you wear out your welcome and we don’t want to do that,” Howerton says. “We want to leave them wanting more. We spend a

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