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FX orders animated comedy series Unsupervised

FX [on Thursday] placed a 13-episode order for a new animated comedy series, Unsupervised (working title), announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Series, FX. Unsupervised is scheduled to premiere in January and will be paired with the acclaimed animated comedy Archer.

Unsupervised is a comedy about optimistic best friends “Gary” and “Joel” navigating the harsh landscape of teenage life and trying to do what’s right without any parental guidance whatsoever.

The complete press release is included after the jump.

FX ORDERS ANIMATED COMEDY SERIES

“Unsupervised”

Series from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia

Writer/Producers Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby

LOS ANGELES, September 15, 2011 – FX today placed a 13-episode order for a new animated comedy series, Unsupervised (working title), announced Nick Grad, Executive Vice President of Original Series, FX. Unsupervised is scheduled to premiere in January and will be paired with the acclaimed animated comedy Archer.

Unsupervised is a comedy about optimistic best friends “Gary” and “Joel” navigating the harsh landscape of teenage life and trying to do what’s right without any parental guidance whatsoever.

The series was created by and it is executive produced by Rob Rosell, Scott Marder and David Hornsby, all who currently serve as writer/producers on FX’s hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia. It features an outstanding voice cast including Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Romany Malco, Fred Armisen, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega, along with Rosell and Hornsby.

“Having worked with David, Rob and Scott for many years on Sunny, it gives us great pleasure to see them make their own stamp on FX,” said Grad. “Unsupervised is a great addition to our comedy roster and, like all of our comedies, it’s smart and really funny.”

Unsupervised is produced by FX Productions, in association with RCG Productions and Floyd County. RCG is the team of Sunny Executive Producers/Writers/Stars Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton. The deal for Unsupervised is the first series order for RCG as part of their overall deal with FX Productions. The series will be animated by Archer Executive Producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson.

With the order of Unsupervised, FX now has six comedy series on its lineup and the pick-up continues the network’s rapid expansion in the comedy business.

The seventh season of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia premieres tonight at 10:00 PM ET/PT. Also, the acclaimed animated series Archer begins a special three-week run of all new episodes behind Sunny at 10:30 PM ET/PT, before officially beginning its third season in January. The League kicks off its third season on Thursdays at 10:30 PM ET/PT beginning on October 6. FX’s Emmy®-nominated comedy Louie wrapped up its second season last week, as did Wilfred, which was the highest-rated freshman season of an FX comedy series.

FX is the flagship general entertainment basic cable network from Fox. Launched in June of 1994, FX is carried in more than 98 million homes. The diverse schedule includes a growing roster of critically acclaimed and award-winning original series, an established film library of acquired box-office hit movies, an impressive lineup of acquired hit series, and sports. For more information, got to www.FXnetworks.com.

FX Productions co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons Of Anarchy, and critically acclaimed hit drama series Justified. FXP produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy seriesIt’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, and Unsupervised.

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