FX Networks, which is making a big push in comedy with nine half-hour pilots, has picked up two of them – Married (formerly know as the untitled Andrew Gurland) and You’re The Worst – to series with 10-episode orders for a July debut on the flagship channel FX. “Married and You’re The Worst represent the continuing expansion of our comedy brand. They are smart, funny and adult,” FX’s Nick Grad said. The two shows, from FX Prods., also delve in marriage and romantic relationships, an area FX had largely stayed away from until now, focusing on more male-oriented fare.
Created, directed and executive produced by Gurland, Married is about being miserably in love. It stars Nat Faxon and Judy Greer as Russ and Lina Bowman, who can barely remember what was like before kids, debt, and suburbia rained on their romance. But every once in a while, in between arguments about their declining sex life and who’s driving carpool, they are reminded what drew them together in the first place — they’re best friends. The show co-stars Brett Gelman and Jenny Slate. Paul Young and Peter Principato also executive produce.
You’re The Worst, from creator/exec producer/showrunner Stephen Falk, is a comedic love story about what happens when two toxic, self-destructive people (Aya Cash and Chris Geere) fall in love despite themselves and attempt the impossible — a relationship. Jordan Vogt-Roberts directed the pilot episode; Kether Donohue and Desmin Borges co-star.