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Billy Crystal to Star in New Cable Series NY Times

Billy Crystal will star in a new sitcom, reports our good friend Bill Carter in The New York Times.

Writes Carter: "In one more affirmation of the growing appeal of series television, Billy Crystal, who last starred in a sitcom in “Soap” in the late 1970s, will headline a new comedy series on the cable channel FX, the network announced [Wednesday, March 19, 2014.]

"Mr. Crystal will be paired with the Broadway star Josh Gad ('The Book of Mormon') in a series called 'The Comedians,' about a mismatched pair of comics, one a tradition-based veteran, the other an on-the-edge newcomer, who are brought together to star in a late-night sketch comedy.

"The idea for the show springs from a comedy that originated in Sweden."

Carter reports that FX plans 13 episodes of the series for its first season.

Below: Billy Crystal on the left, Josh Gad on the right

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