"The Comedians," Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, Debuts Tonight

News   "The Comedians," Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, Debuts Tonight
 
The new comedy series "The Comedians," starring 700 Sundays' Billy Crystal, makes its debut on FX April 9.

Josh Gad
Josh Gad

The program, which co-stars Tony nominee Josh Gad, airs at 10 PM ET; check local listings.

Based on the Swedish series "Ulveson And Herngren," the series, according to production notes, casts veteran actor Crystal as "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."

The series also features Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson.

The pilot, which was directed by Larry Charles, was penned by Charles, Crystal, Matt Nix and Ben Wexler.

The half-hour, single-camera comedy is produced by FOX 21 Television Studios and FX Productions.

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