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FX Passes on Charlie Kaufman's Comedy Pilot Starring Michael Cera and John Hawkes

While FX revealed some good news today about Louie's future, along with that came some bad news for the fate of the Charlie Kaufman comedy pilot they ordered back in January. According to THR, How and Why – Kaufman's single-cam pilot and potential return to television that stars Michael Cera and John Hawkes and also had Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins attached to appear — has been officially passed on by FX. Producers are now searching for a new outlet for the show; Netflix reportedly passed on it as well, but IFC is now being seen as its "potential home."

Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins Join Charlie Kaufman's FX Pilot 'How and Why'

In January it was announced that Charlie Kaufman was developing an FX pilot with Michael Cera and John Hawkes attached to star, and today Variety reports that Catherine Keener and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) have also signed on to star in the project. If How and Why gets picked up to series, Keener will be billed as a guest star and Hawkins will be credited as a series regular, though the details of their characters are being kept under wraps. The single-camera comedy follows a man who knows a lot about nuclear physics but nothing about life and begins shooting this April. Keener and Kaufman have worked [...]

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 [...]