FX ORDERS COMEDY SERIES PILOT STARRING ZACH GALIFIANAKIS
Galifianakis Created the Pilot Which He Will Co-Write
With Emmy(R) Award Winner Louis C.K.
FX Productions First Project With Louis C.K.
and His Pig Newton Production Company Through Recent Overall Deal
PASADENA, CA, January 14 2014, - FX has ordered a comedy series pilot Created by and starring Zach Galifianakis, and co-written by Emmy(R) Award winning Writer/Producer Louis C.K., it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, the Presidents of Original Programing for FX Networks and FX Productions.
Galifianakis serves as Executive Producer. Louis C.K., Blair Breard and Dave Becky are Executive Producers, along with Andrea Pett-Joseph and Marc Gurvitz.
The Galifianakis pilot is the first production under FX Productions recently announced overall deal with Louis C.K. and his production company Pig Newton.
Galifianakis is represented by Brillstein Entertainment Partners. C.K. is represented by 3 Arts Entertainment. Breard is represented by UTA.
FX Productions has 12 comedy pilots currently in production.
About FX Networks
FX Networks, a business unit of 21 Century Fox, is comprised of FX, FXM, and its newest channel, FXX, which launched on September 2, 2013. Launched in June of 1994, FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable channel, which is carried in more than 97 million homes. Its diverse schedule features a growing roster of critically-acclaimed and award-winning hit dramas, including Sons of Anarchy, Justified, The Americans and The Bridge; the miniseries American Horror Story; and the acclaimed hit comedy series Louie, Archer, Wilfred and Chozen. In 2014, FX will launch two new drama series, The Strain and Tyrant, as well as the limited series Fargo. Its library of acquired box-office hit movies is unmatched by any commercial television network. FX's roster of acquired hit series includes Two and a Half Men, Anger Management and, coming in 2014, Mike & Molly. FXM (formerly Fox Movie Channel) was launched in October of 1994 and is now carried in more than 49 million homes. Its schedule features classic films during the day, and contemporary box office hits and acclaimed, award-winning films in the evening, as well as short-form award-winning original programming. FXX launched on September 2, 2013 in 72 million homes with a schedule that features original series, movies, and acquired series. The channel is anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legit, and FXX's newest comedy, Ali G: Rezurection, which will begin airing in February 2014. Over the next several years, FX, FXX and FXM will undergo an ambitious programming expansion, with the three networks combining to deliver more than 25 original scripted series.
About FX Productions
FX Productions (FXP) produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, and Chozen (Jan. 13), and the drama series The Strain (summer 2014). FXP co-produces the award-winning hit dramas Sons of Anarchy, Justified, and The Americans, and the acclaimed drama series The Bridge, and the upcoming drama Tyrant (summer 2014). FXP is also co-producing the limited series Fargo starring Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, which debuts early next year on FX.