Friday, January 24, 2014

FX Orders Comedies 'Married' & 'You're the Worst' to Series

FX continues to add new series to its expanding roster. Today, the cable network has ordered two comedy pilots to series - Married starring Nat Faxon & Judy Greer and You're the Worst from Weeds alum Stephen Falk. Both series have been picked up 10 episodes - with both currently slated to premiere in July 2014.

From writer Andrew Gurland (Mail Order Wife), Married revolves around the lengths to which two best friends are willing to go in order to salvage their marriage. Greer (Archer) plays Lina Bowman, the wife to Oscar-winner Nat Faxon's Russ Bowman. The couple gets along great in every room - save the bedroom. Jenny Slate (House of Lies) and Brett Gelman (Go On) co-star on the comedy.

Married was written and directed by Gurland. He executive produces alongside Paul Young, Peter Principate and Salamo Levin. FX Productions will produce the series.

From writer Stephen Falk (Weeds, Orange Is the New Black), You're the Worst is described as a love story about what happens when two toxic, self-destructive people fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible - a relationship. Chris Geere (The Spa), Aya Cash (The Wolf of Wall Street), Kether Donohue (The Carrie Diaries) and Desmin Borges (The Good Wife) star on the comedy from FX Productions.

Falk penned the pilot script with Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the first episode.

"Married and You're the Worst represent the continuing expansion of our comedy brand. They are smart, funny and adult. Married is a frank and honest portrayal of a marriage - both good and bad. You're the Worst examines relationships - or lack thereof - of millennials and the uncertainty and anxiety that comes with those relationships. There is tremendous talent behind these shows and we couldn't be happier about the quality of these pilots," FX original programming president Nick Grad said.