11:19am PT by Lesley Goldberg
FX's 'The Comedians' Canceled After One Season
It's one and done for FX's The Comedians.
Showrunner Ben Wexler announced on Twitter that the comedy starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad would not be returning for a second season.
"#TheComedians is cancelled at FX. I could not be more proud of the work we all did," he wrote.
Despite its star power and a creative team that included Larry Charles and Matt Nix, the remake of the Swedish series opened to 878,000 viewers in live-plus-same-day returns. The comedy wrapped its 13-episode run June 25 with 306,000 same-day viewers.
Produced in-house by FX Productions, The Comedians marks a rare comedy miss for the cable network. The last half-hours to be nixed after one season at FX included animated entries Chozen and Unsupervised and 10/90 entries Saint George and Partners.
FX's upcoming comedy lineup includes Zach Galifianakis/Louis C.K. entry Baskets as well as returning favorites Louie and Archer. The cabler this month launched Denis Leary's Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll, which set a live-plus-3 viewing record.