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FX Orders a Pilot Created by and Starring Donald Glover

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 [...]

FX and FXX Set Premiere Dates for 'It's Always Sunny,' 'Archer,' and 'Man Seeking Woman'

FX and FXX's new and returning comedies now have official premiere dates. HitFix reports that the sixth season of Archer will premiere on FX Thursday, January 8th at 10:00pm, while It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia will kick off its tenth season on FXX Wednesday, January 14th at 10:00pm. Following the It's Always Sunny premiere is the series premiere of Simon Rich's new show Man Seeking Woman starring Jay Baruchel, Eric Andre, Britt Lower, and Maya Erskine.

Check out some sneak peeks of the new seasons of Archer and It's Always Sunny below:

Michael Showalter Is Producing a Sci-Fi Comedy for FX

FX might add a science fiction company with Michael Showalter onboard as producer. Deadline reports that the network has put a series in development written by 1600 Penn and Super Fun Night writers Dan Hernandez and Benji Samit called Daedalus 6. No plot details have been revealed yet other than Daedalus 6 will be "set in the distant future." Hernandez and Samit will co-executive produce with Showalter and are also writing the Gilligan's Island movie reboot starring Josh Gad for Warner Bros.

The Clowns of America Are Trying to Protect Their Totally Not Terrifying Image

The latest circus-themed season of FX's American Horror Story features a scary murderous clown named Twisty, and according to THR, the negative depiction has moved real organization Clowns of America International to take a stand against clown prejudice in the media. "Hollywood makes money sensationalizing the norm," said Clowns of America president Glenn Kohlberger in a statement. "They can take any situation no matter how good or pure and turn it into a nightmare." Just to make his stance on Twisty clear, Kohlberger — who also goes by clown name Clyde D. Scope — added: "We do not support in any way, shape or form any medium that [...]

FX Orders a Pilot from the 'It's Always Sunny' Guys Starring Bill Burr

Bill Burr might be FX's next comedy star. Deadline reports that the network has ordered a comedy pilot starring Burr called Pariah. Co-created by It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia writing/producing team John and Dave Chernin, Pariah follows "a volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Burr) who, after an on-air meltdown, is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills." Always Sunny's Rob McElhenney is also on board to direct the pilot and serve as co-executive producer alongside Burr, Charlie Day, and Glenn Howerton. Other comedy projects currently in the works at FX and FXX include The Comedians, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, [...]

FX Renews 'The League' for a Seventh and Final Season

The end of FX/FXX's long-running series The League is near. Deadline reports that FX has renewed the Jeff Schaffer and Jackie Marcus Schaffer series for a 13-episode seventh season, which will also be its last. Said Jackie on the announcement: "Most players in the NFL don’t make it seven seasons, and most TV shows even less so. We want to thank FX Networks and all our Eskimo Brothers and Sisters – NFL teams would be lucky to have fans as diehard as ours."

Here Are Two Sneak Peeks of 'It's Always Sunny' Season 10

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia returns to FXX in January, and the network released two new preview clips this week featuring the Gang back with a whole new set of adventures and guest stars. Blink and you might miss Keegan-Michael Key's cameo as a game show host.

The Season 10 'It's Always Sunny' Trailer Shoots the Gang into Space

Ahead of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's return to FXX in January, the network released the season 10 trailer today that reimagines the Gang as a team of heroic astronauts who get shot into space.

'Bad Judge's Tone Bell Sells a Comedy to FX

FX just added another comedy to its development slate. THR reports that Tone Bell — who won NBC's Stand-Up for Diversity showcase in 2011 — has sold a script for his own show. Co-created with comedian and The Jeselnik Offensive writer Mark Agee, the untitled comedy follows "four guys from vastly different backgrounds as they clumsily try to figure out how to get by — and get along." Bell has appeared on Whitney, Key and Peele, and The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, has a regular role on NBC's Bad Judge, and is developing a second FX comedy with Animal Practice co-creators Brian Gatewood and Alex [...]

FX Renews 'You're the Worst' and 'Married,' Moves 'You're the Worst' to FXX

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 Worst will move over to FXX next season.

For more on the breakout debut season of You're the Worst, check out our review here.

Watch a Sneak Peek from Simon Rich's FXX Show 'Man Seeking Woman'

Author and former SNL writer Simon Rich's new show Man Seeking Woman premieres on FXX January 14th, and the network released some sneak peeks today featuring Jay Baruchel as the naive romantic Josh Greenberg and some of the bizarre magical elements that keep him from finding love. Click through for two more clips:

The 'Archer' Gang Gets Back to Work in This Season 6 Teaser

FX released the first teaser for Archer's sixth season this week, which features the spy team-turned-cocaine dealers-turned-spy team again as they report for duty in a badass "Black Betty" music video. The new season premieres on FX in January, so thankfully you won't have to wait much longer to witness the Archer team's glorious return to television.

FX's "Simpsons World" App Launches Tomorrow

After a long wait, FX Networks announced today that its comprehensive Simpsons app called "Simpsons World" will finally be made available to fans tomorrow. The app (which requires a cable subscription login) will include clips, trivia, and access to all 552 Simpsons episodes including current episodes made available the day after they air on Fox, not to mention a bunch of other goodies the network revealed at TCA back in July. Said Simpsons showrunner Al Jean: "Hello 'Simpsons World,' goodbye free time! Seriously."

Check out the full list of "Simpsons World" features below:

Adam Reed Says 'Archer' Will Drop the Name "ISIS" Next Season

Not only will FX's Archer "unreboot" next season, but according to creator Adam Reed, the series will also drop spy organization name ISIS — short for International Secret Intelligence Service — from the show going forward. Speaking to The Daily Beast, Reed and executive producer Matt Thompson explained why they decided to "quietly" erase ISIS from the Archer universe rather than address it on the show:

"We were waiting for it to go away—at least I was. Back in Season 5, FX said, ‘This might be a thing,’ and I thought, ‘Maybe it won’t be? Maybe it’ll be the mole that I’m gonna ignore and nothing [...]