Friday, March 20, 2015

Showtime Gives Straight-to-Series Order to Comedy 'Dice' Starring Andrew Dice Clay

Following a competitive situation, Showtime has handed a straight-to-series, six-episode order to comedy Dice starring actor-comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Scot Armstrong created the comedy, with production slated to begin later this year for a 2016 debut.

From Fox 21 Television Studios, Dice chronicles the semi-true stories of stories of Andrew Dice Clay, one of the most polarizing men on the planet. It follows the comedian (playing a fictionalized version of himself) as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family. And his girlfriend. And his ex-fianc√©e. And his ex-wife. And his mother-in-law. And his son's band.

Armstrong, Clay, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard and Bruce Rubenstein will serve as executive producers.

"We realized there was a lot of humor and heart in the story of a once-superstar comedian having to crawl back to have a career - a true second act," said Bert Salke, Fox 21 TV Studios President.

Gary Levine, Executive Vice President, Original Programming, Showtime, added: "Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographic comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy."