FX greenlights comedy pilot from Andrew Gurland

Andrew GurlandBoasting an array of comedies such as Louie, It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Wilfred, and The League, one subject that FX has yet to fully explore in its comedies is marriage. The cable network is looking to change that with a half-hour comedy pilot from filmmaker Andrew Gurland.

The untitled project is an edgy comedy about a married man who is given permission by his wife to get a mistress in order to save their marriage. Marking his first solo foray into television, Gurland has written the script and will direct the pilot.

Gurland also received a pilot order from FOX for a single-camera comedy he co-wrote with Justin Hurwitz (The League) called House Rules. Last year, Gurland wrote, directed, and starred in a first-person documentary comedy pilot for Showtime. Previously, he penned the 2010 film The Last Exorcism and wrote and directed the R-rated comedy The Virginity Hit the same year.

With the absence of Louie until next year, FX is planning to ramp up its production of original comedies to complement its acclaimed dramas. Unfortunately, its latest comedy series Legit premiered to dwindling numbers, shedding 60% of the audience from its Archer lead-in.

Can the untitled Andrew Gurland project fare any better?

- FX

Written by: Chrononaut
Jan 27th, 2013, 10:42 pm

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