"The Comedians," Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, Has Been Canceled

News   "The Comedians," Starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, Has Been Canceled
The new comedy series "The Comedians," starring 700 Sundays' Billy Crystal and Book of Mormon co-star Josh Gad, has been canceled after a single season, according to Deadline Hollywood.

Josh Gad
Josh Gad

The program, which aired on the FX cable service, debuted April 9 to mixed reviews and "lackluster" ratings.

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 featured Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson. The show was written and executive produced by Larry Charles, Matt Nix and Wexler, along with Crystal. Gad served as producer.

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

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

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