FX Cancels Billy Crystal and Josh Gad’s ‘Comedians’ After One Season
FX has made a habit of shifting less-profitable comedies to FXX, though Billy Crystal and Josh Gad’s The Comedians won’t even get that far. The comedy teamup has officially been booed off stage before a second season, showrunners confirm.
The Comedians saw Crystal playing meta as himself, reluctantly paired with Josh Gad for an “unfiltered, behind-the-scenes look at a late night sketch comedy show where egos and generations collide.” Larry Charles (Seinfeld), Matt Nix (Burn Notice) and Ben Wexler (Community, Arrested Development) served as writers and producers of the series along with Crystal and Gad, while Wexler himself confirmed the news over Twitter.
The series opened to 878,000 viewers, later wrapping its 13-episode run with a paltry 306,000. Comedians also joins the rare FX one-and-done cancellations, which most recent include the likes of comedies Chozen, Unsupervised and the 10/90-modeled Saint George and Partners.
Well, was The Comedians worth a shot, or had Gad and Crystal never quite found the rhythm?