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Watch Bob Odenkirk and Martin Freeman in the Trailer for FX's 'Fargo'

FX's new comedy-drama Fargo, which is loosely based on the Coen Brothers' movie of the same name, premieres April 15th, and here's the first trailer for it. The show stars Billy Bob Thornton, Martin Freeman, Colin Hanks, Kate Walsh, and Bob Odenkirk, whom you get a quick glimpse of in the trailer as a police officer who's too polite to vomit up his wife's cooking.

Key and Peele to Play Recurring Characters on FX's 'Fargo'

Comedy Central duo Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele are joining the cast of FX's TV adaptation of the Coen Brothers' movie Fargo, EW reports. The two stars of the Comedy Central sketch show Key & Peele, which wrapped up its third season in December, will appear in the final four episodes of Fargo's 10-episode limited run as FBI partners Bill Budge (Key) and Webb Pepper (Peele).

Set to debut on April 15th, Fargo will follow different characters and a different case from the Oscar-winning movie that inspired it but it will keep the movie's subject matter and tone. Billy Bob Thornton, Colin Hanks, Martin Freeman, Bob Odenkirk, Kate [...]

Every Episode of 'The Simpsons' Will Be Available Via Streaming This August

Back in August, it was announced that FX sister network FXX purchased syndication rights to all 530 episodes from seasons 1-24 of The Simpsons. While the deal included streaming and VOD rights, the specifics of FX's in-the-works online video service were not yet clear until this week's announcement that all 530 Simpsons episodes will be available on the FXNOW streaming service this August:

Beginning this August, fans will have access to 24 complete seasons of The Simpsons – 530 episodes and counting – via FX Networks’ new advertiser-supported “TV Everywhere” app FXNOW.

Encompassing programs from the FX, FXX and FXM suite of channels, the app’s initial rollout [...]

Zach Galifianakis to Star in Louis C.K.'s New FX Pilot

It's only been a little over a month since Louis C.K. signed a multi-year development deal with FX to create and produce new shows, but it looks like he already has another hit series lined up for the network. At TCA today, FX announced that C.K. has landed a pilot order for an untitled project starring and co-written with Zach Galifanakis. Details on the show's plot are slim right now, but chances are it will get picked up to series and be amazing.

Although both C.K. and Galifianakis both started doing comedy around the same time and had major career breakthroughs in 2009, this is the [...]

Talking to Adam Reed about 'Archer', 'Sealab 2021' and Working with Kenny Loggins

Adam Reed is not one for complacency. As one of the creative minds behind the classic Sealab 2021 and the vastly underappreciated Frisky Dingo, Reed fueled both his Adult Swim series with an inexhaustible supply of batshit unpredictability. Sealab was the kind of show that could easily devote an entire episode to a man trapped under a vending machine, while Frisky Dingo seamlessly went from a superhero spoof in its first season to a political farce in its second.

Reed is once again shaking things up, this time on his popular FX espionage comedy Archer. The show – which premieres its fifth season tonight at 10pm – could [...]

'Louie' Season 4 Premieres May 5th

FX announced today that Louis C.K.'s show Louie will premiere its fourth season on Monday, May 5th, at 10pm. The show will air back-to-back new episodes in that timeslot for the entire season, finishing its run in June. FX had ordered 13 episodes of the new season, but Louis C.K. delivered 14.

Louis C.K. took the show on a self-imposed hiatus after its third season ended in September of 2012, leaving a big 19-month gap between seasons. Season 4 was supposed to debut in summer of 2013, but C.K. had it pushed back, explaining:

I want season four to go somewhere new … I'm looking back to when [...]

FX Orders Series Starring Nat Faxon, Judy Greer, Brett Gelman, and Jenny Slate; Coming in July

Cable network FX announced they've picked up two new comedies today. The first, called Married, stars Nat Faxon (Ben and Kate) and Judy Greer (Arrested Development) as two best friends trying to save their marriage amidst arguing and sex troubles. Brett Gelman (Eagleheart) and Jenny Slate (Parks and Rec) play supporting roles.

FX's second new show, You're the Worst, was created by Weeds writer/producer Stephen Falk and follows two self-destructive people who fall in love and try to date. You're the Worst stars British actor Chris Geere, Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), Kether Donahue (Pitch Perfect), and Desmin Borges (The Good Wife).

FX has ordered 10 episodes [...]

How Zach Galifianakis Is Using His Success to Do More of What He Wants

Yesterday, FX announced that Zach Galifianakis is starring in a new pilot that he's co-writing with Louis C.K. On top of sounding like a comedy nerd's wet dream, the project is surprising in the sense that movie stars of Zach Galifianakis's caliber are usually too busy and are making too much money in the feature world to ever star in TV shows. In the past three years, Galifianakis's films have grossed a total of $453.5 million domestically, making him the comedy industry's leading comedic actor in terms of box office returns. You don't see his peers like Adam Sandler or Will Ferrell starring in their own TV shows, [...]

'Chozen' Doesn't Do Its Voice Talent Justice

When Chozen first came on our radar, it was announced to be the first original piece of programming from FX’s all-comedy-all-the-time network, FXX. Despite initial plans, Chozen debuted last night on FX, creating even more confusion surrounding the actual purpose of FXX. Though based on the first few episodes, perhaps the network didn’t want to hedge their bets and their reputation for original programming on this mediocre animated show.

The first creation from Grant Dekernion — whose most notable credit is writer's assistant on Eastbound & Down — follows a gay, white rapper, fresh out of prison on his journey to becoming a hip-hop superstar. After being framed by his [...]

The New Season of 'Archer' Is About Archer and Company Being Cocaine Dealers, Not Spies

Archer creator Adam Reed has a radical departure planned for the upcoming fifth season of the animated FX comedy. In an interview with Uproxx, one of the show's producers, Matt Thompson, reveals that the new season, which debuts January 13th, will find Archer and his ISIS cohorts leaving spying behind to become cocaine dealers in a new city. Here's how Thompson explained the big change:

That came about frankly because Adam got bored. He is the sole writer of the show and he felt like he was spinning his wheels at some point … You’re going to see in the very first episode of this season that all these years that [...]

'Archer' Renewed by FX for Seasons 6 and 7

Good news for Archer fans. Deadline reports that FX has renewed the animated series for two more 13-episode seasons along with a possibility of going into syndication as well. "Archer is one of the best comedies on television and has played a significant role in the growth of the FX comedy brand," said a rep from FX in a statement. "We're grateful to Adam Reed, Matt Thompson and their team at Floyd County, and also our incredible voice cast, and are looking forward to supporting their work for at least two more seasons." Archer — now called Archer Vicecompletely changed its theme and main storyline [...]

Ranking the Internet Friendliness of 7 Comedy Networks

HBO made a bold promotional move this week by putting the first two episodes of Girls' new season up on YouTube for free, allowing even the plebeian non-subscribers an opportunity to take part in a premium TV premiere and contribute to the buzz of the show's return. It's a win-win situation; HBO gets more coverage, and those of us without premium channels — or even a television — get to watch the season premiere without paying a dollar. Like HBO, most networks with hit comedy shows understand the viability of making their content easily available on the internet, but how do some of the most [...]

Michael Cera and John Hawkes to Star in Charlie Kaufman's FX Comedy Pilot

Charlie Kaufman is working on a new project for TV and has some interesting names attached. According to Variety, Michael Cera and John Hawkes are both set to star in How and Why, a half-hour comedy pilot for FX that "revolves around a brilliant man who understands nuclear physics but is clueless about how life works." The pilot will be filmed sometime this spring, and Kaufman will produce with his Eternal Sunshine collaborator Anthony Bregman.

Kaufman's had a few recent projects that didn't didn't come to onscreen fruition, including an HBO comedy starring Catherine Keener and Frank or Francis, a feature film starring Jack Black, Elizabeth [...]

'Archer' Season 5 Ditches Espionage for the Better

The best thing about Archer being an animated show is that anything is possible. We've seen the ISIS gang travel across the world, fight pirates in space, and adventure beneath the sea. It makes sense, then, that for the new season Adam Reed would create a premise in which he could continue being outrageous and stretch the limits of his illustrated imaginations.

After four seasons of spy hijinks, the writers "got bored" and created drastic change for their characters. The once respected super-spies have been operating without the consent of the government (and betrayed the government, but hey, as Sterling Archer says, "Potato, patreason") and are turning to drug dealing [...]