FX renews “You’re the Worst” and “Married”
A pair of freshman sitcoms are getting the go-ahead over at FX. According to Deadline, FX has renewed its new series Married and You’re the Worst for second seasons. Each debuted this summer with 10 episodes each, and will return for an upped 13 episode order. FX also has plans to move You&rsq... [Read More]
FX Renews 'You're the Worst' and 'Married,' Moves 'You're the Worst' to FXX
by Megh Wright FX just handed out season renewals to two of its new comedy series. The network announced today that both Stephen Falk's You're the Worst and the Judy Greer/Nat Faxon-starring Married have both been renewed for second 13-episode seasons. Married will remain at FX, while You're the Wor... [Read More]
Howard Stern wack pack member Eric “The Actor” Lynch dead at 39
Eric “The Actor” Lynch has died. Lynch was a regular on SiriusXM’s The Howard Stern Show’s as a member of the show’s Wack Pack – a collection of regulars who call in/appear on the show, usually with a self-identifying feature about them – a unique voice, aff... [Read More]
'You're the Worst' Creator Stephen Falk Explains His Romantic Comedy Approach
by Megh Wright "But it's a genre that's near and dear to my heart, and I just thought that there's a freedom in British sitcoms for characters to not always be 'broadcast likable,' and thus I thought it would be a nice way to take a show like Mad About You and update it in terms of how young society... [Read More]
How FX's 'You’re the Worst' Has Quietly Become the Best New Comedy on Television
by Josh Sorokach The summer television season used to be reserved for the ignoble combination of network miscalculations and obligatory burn offs as the Big Four reserved their more acclaimed pilots for the prestigious fall season. Luckily, the television landscape is slowly evolving. While the upco... [Read More]
“The Simpsons” 12-day marathon breaks ratings records for FXX, channel basically becomes all-Simpsons network
Remember when FXX decided to run a 12-day marathon of every episode of The Simpsons ever? Well, the good news is that we didn’t die from binge watching. The gooder news is that the ratings the marathon pulled in shattered all expectations FXX had for the airing. And here, I still can’t g... [Read More]
The 'Simpsons' Marathon Increased FXX's Average Audience by 500%
by Megh Wright FXX's wildly successful Simpsons marathon ended on Monday night, and now that the ratings for all 12 days have come in, the once-fledgling network can officially call itself 500% more popular. Bill Carter at The New York Times broke down the complete marathon ratings, which averaged 1... [Read More]
A Lot More 'Simpsons' Is Coming to FXX After the Marathon
by Megh Wright FXX's 12-day Simpsons marathon has been a huge success for the network, having tripled the channel's typical viewing audience on its premiere night last week and making FXX one of the top five basic cable networks each night since. Vulture reports that FXX has taken a hint from the wi... [Read More]
Maybe See TV? The week in pilots, script commitments and development deals (Aug. 28, 2014)
The Emmys may have celebrated the past year of television, and the new Fall TV series have yet to premiere, but Hollywood always keeps an eye to the future, and August still signifies the start to the following year's development cycle. You'll hear a lot in the trades and the trade winds from now th... [Read More]
Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis FX clown comedy series is happening
Remember that Louis C.K./Zach Galifianakis pilot we told you about? Well, it’s happening. FX ordered 10 episodes of Baskets, a comedy series co-created by C.K., Galifianakis and showrunner Jonathan Krisel. Baskets stars the Hangover star as Chip Baskets as he pursues his dream, against all odd... [Read More]