Jim Carrey and Seth Rogen Developing Seperate Showtime Comedy Series
Showtime has been raining news on the TV landscape like cats and dogs, and isn’t slowing down anytime soon. Not only does revered comedian Jim Carrey have his eye on a new drama exploring the Los Angeles comedy scene of the 1970s, so too has Showtime confirmed that Seth Rogen is working on a project of his own.
The premium cable network has officially issued a pilot pickup to Carrey’s I’m Dying Up Here, an hourlong drama written and executive produced by former stand-up comedian Dave Flebotte. The dark comedy delves into “the inspired and damaged psyches that inhabit the hilarious, but complex business of making an audience laugh,” and will shoot in the fall within L.A.’s comedy scene. The series is also based on the novel by William Knoedelseder, and will be directed by Warm Bodies helmer Jonathan Levine.
Less certain will be Rogen’s series, as Showtime boss David Nevins confirmed that The Night Before and Preacher comedian had begun development of a new project for the network, without elaborating on the content. Which comedian would you most want to see working on a Showtime project?