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Thursday Nights Get a Fresh Infusion of Scripted Reality as Billy Crystal and Josh Gad Take Centre Stage in The Comedians, April 9 on FX

 – Season 5 premiere of critically acclaimed FX original comedy Louie immediately following The Comedians

TORONTO (March 26, 2015) A comedy veteran and an up-and-comer walk into the FX offices… and so begins the hilariously smart new single-camera comedy, The Comedians, starring Emmy® Award-winning comedian Billy Crystal (Monsters Inc. franchise) and the brilliantly funny Josh Gad (Frozen). Based on the Swedish series Ulveson and Herngren, The Comedians airs Thursdays at 10 p.m. ET/PT, beginning April 9 on FX, followed by the Season 5 premiere of Emmy® Award-winning comedy Louie, airing Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT (check local listings).
 
Unpredictable and authentic, The Comedians stars Crystal and Gad as themselves in this documentary-style original FX series… about the making of an original FX series. Having pitched his own show idea to FX executives, Crystal is told the only way they’ll do it is if he teams up with the younger, edgier Gad – transforming The Billy Show into the late-night sketch comedy The Billy & Josh Show. And the cameras are there to capture every uncomfortably funny moment between the unlikely duo. Rounding out the cast are Stephnie Weir (MADtv), Matt Oberg (The Bourne Legacy), and Megan Ferguson (Love & Other Drugs). Plus, viewers can expect to see an A-list lineup of guest stars throughout the season, including Jimmy Kimmel (Jimmy Kimmel Live!), and industry legends Mel Brooks (Curb Your Enthusiasm, The Producers, Blazing Saddles) and Rob Reiner (New Girl, All in the Family, The Wolf of Wall Street).
 
Then, stay tuned for the eagerly awaited Season 5 premiere of Louie, immediately following The Comedians. Filtered through the observational humour of Emmy® Award-winning comedian Louis C.K., each episode features a mix of scripted story and C.K.’s stand-up comedy, centring on his everyday ordeals, quest for love, and pursuit of humour. In the premiere episode, Louie goes to a potluck dinner.
 
Viewers can watch all of their favourite FX and FXX programming with the FXNOW Canada video player and app, available on iTunes and the Google Play Store. This authenticated video product allows viewers to watch marquee programming from both FX and FXX post-broadcast, on any device – online, tablets, or smartphones – at no additional cost. FXNOW Canada is also compatible with Android and iOS (tablets and mobile).
 
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About FX
FX is a digital specialty channel that delivers critically-acclaimed dramas and hit comedies, including FX original series American Horror Story, The Americans, Louie, and Sons of Anarchy. Delivering compelling entertainment to Canadians, FX’s unique content also features movies and original Canadian programming. FX is a part of Rogers Broadcasting Limited, a division of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI and NYSE: RCI) which is a diversified Canadian communications and media company.
 
Media Contacts
Stephanie Perron, FX, Stephanie.Perron@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3253
Stephanie Leslie, FX, Stephanie.Leslie@rci.rogers.com, 416.764.3191

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