[10/01/14 - 11:26 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, October 1 Updates include: ABC eyes summer run for drama "Clementine"; Tim DeKay to guest on "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."; and Heather Graham to return to Dollanganger TV movies at Lifetime.
[06/26/14 - 11:43 PM] Development Update: Thursday, June 26 Updates include: Andrea Roth among latest cast in Syfy's "Ascension"; HBO's "History of Music" adds seven; and Matt Nix inks overall deal with Fox Television Studios.
[01/24/14 - 11:48 PM] Development Update: Friday, January 24 Updates include: ABC gives green light to four drama pilots; NBC does the same with two multi-camera comedies; and trio boards "The Comedians" at FX.
[08/15/13 - 11:20 PM] Development Update: Thursday, August 15 Updates include: Nickelodeon cancels "Wendell & Vinnie"; MTV's "The Real World" to return to San Francisco; and Josh Gad joins Billy Crystal on FX's "The Comedians."
[05/22/13 - 11:18 PM] Development Update: Wednesday, May 22 Updates include: Billy Crystal's "The Comedians" lands at FX; Logan Marshall-Green to topline Cinemax's "Quarry"; and Emma Roberts to join FX's "American Horror Story: Coven."
[05/03/13 - 11:16 PM] Development Update: Friday, May 3 Updates include: Haley Joel Osment boards IFC's "The Spoils of Babylon"; TLC renews "Welcome to Myrtle Manor"; and Billy Crystal eyes small screen return.
ADDITIONAL NOTES: completed airing its first season on 6/25/15; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION: (from FX's press release, January 2015) FX has set the premiere date of April 9th for the series premiere of the new comedy series The Comedians starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad and the fifth season of the Emmy(R) Award winning comedy series Louie. The Comedians will air at 10:00 PM ET/PT, followed by Louie at 10:30 PM ET/PT. The debut season of The Comedians will feature 13 episodes of the new series starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad. In The Comedians, Billy Crystal plays a comedy legend who is reluctantly paired with Josh Gad, an edgier up-and-coming star, in an unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a fictional late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide. Stephnie Weir stars as "Kristen Laybourne," the anxiety-ridden producer behind The Billy & Josh Show who frequently finds herself caught in the middle of Billy and Josh's arguments, Matt Oberg stars as "Mitch Reed," the show's head writer, and Megan Ferguson stars "Esme McCauley," a no-nonsense production assistant.