‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined
“And this is also a great opportunity for you to see how crazy my asshole friends are.”
When you think of the saccharine, warm comforts that are supposed to emanate from classic sitcoms, the ornery malcontents that populate It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia couldn’t seem more ill-suited for the job. The sharp, mean-spirited sitcom that began as a blip on the under-formed FX network’s schedule has slowly grown into the channel’s flagship program that’s just completed their [...]
FX announced a bunch of premiere dates today, including Denis Leary's new comedy and a standup special from Louis C.K. According to The Wrap, Leary's series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres on Thursday, July 16th at 10:00pm followed by the season 2 premiere of Married, while Louis C.K.'s standup special Live at the Comedy Store will make its television debut on Thursday, May 28th at 11:00pm. Check out our review of Live at the Comedy Store here.
Louie returns to FX for its fifth season next week, and the network released two new promos featuring the first look at Louis C.K. in his hit series. The promos are pretty short, but spoiler alert: Louie's sad! Check out the second promo below, then catch Louie when it premieres on FX next Thursday at 10:30pm.
The trailer for FX's new series The Comedians dropped today, and it features three of the most revered elements of American comedy: ham eating, adult diapers, and horny bears. "[Crystal] comes from more of an old-school mentality of wanting the purity of comedy in the way that he experienced it growing up in the industry, and I come from more of a take-no prisoners approach in that Apatow age of scatological humor and edgy comedy," Gad explained to EW. "And when the two of those things come to a head with each other, there’s conflict." Get ready for the conflict to begin on Thursday, April 9th.
Community alum Donald Glover might be making a big return to television. Deadline reports that FX has given a pilot order to a comedy created by and starring Glover called Atlanta, which will follow "two cousins on their way up through the Atlanta rap scene whose opposing views on art versus commerce, success and race will make their quest anything but easy." In addition to serving as an executive producer on the pilot, Glover will also star as "Earnest 'Earn' Marks," a "college drop-out who reconnects with his long buried ambition and sets out to seize the life he imagined for himself when his estranged cousin becomes a [...]