Thursday, March 20, 2014

Oscar's golden host returning to TV

Mister 700 Sundays Billy Crystal will be returning to television in a 13-episode, single-camera comedy series titled The Comedians, scheduled to debut in 2015, some 37 years after he first portrayed Jodie Dallas on ABC's Soap.

It will air on the FX Network in the United States – no word yet on a Canadian carrier – and Crystal will play a superstar veteran comic who must go from a solo act to a duo with a gritty up-and-comer played by Josh Gad. Gad most recently voiced Olaf in Disney's Academy-Award-winning animated blockbuster film Frozen.

Think Nashville meets 30 Rock and you get the gist of The Comedians. Crystal and Gad will also be joined by Stephnie Weir, Matt Oberg and Megan Ferguson. Many believe the collection of talent will make the show one of the best comedies to hit the airwaves in the year to come.     

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