FX—the network known for letting Louis C.K. do whatever he damn well pleases with his show—are luring comedy fans once again: this time with a collaboration between C.K. and Hangover star Zach Galifianakis.
The show, which will feature Galifiankis as creator and star, will be co-written by C.K., who recently made a deal with the network to develop new series. According to Entertainment Weekly's Lynette Rice, the network, which has its TCA panel today, is "staying mum about the pilot’s conceit." Still, it's the meeting of two comedy minds that should attract attention regardless of what their actual product is.
Meanwhile, the network also just announced that its tapped Michael Cera and John Hawkes to star in a pilot from Charlie Kaufman called How & Why, about "a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works but is otherwise clueless about life." Which! Okay!
These should both be sufficiently bizarre, but that is par for the course with this network, which has thrived as they've supported unconventional material and handed over creative reigns to creators like C.K. and Ryan Murphy of American Horror story. "It's a little dangerous and that's kind of exciting," FX president John Landgraf said at TCA of giving creators control.
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