FX orders comedy pilot from Zach Galifianakis, co-written with Louis C.K.

What's next -Clearly, FX executives are waking up every morning and thanking their lucky stars for Louis C.K. being on their roster. The star of “Louie” has certainly been invaluable when it comes to his own show and some of the great stuff that comes along with that; but now, he is also getting in the business of helping some other great comics getting their own shows off the ground.

The latest example of that? The network has ordered a pilot written in part by Louis, as well as its star in Zach Galifianakis. The former “Hangover” star has done some comedy roles on TV in the past (“Bored to Death”), but this would be his most high-profile gig if it happens to work out. It’s interesting in a way how this network has become almost in the same sort of space as Comedy Central, except that while the latter focuses more on shows with an element of sketch in them, the primary focus here is making sure that there are scripted shows that showcase all aspects while their stars are funny.

Galifianakis’ pilot joins a list of other programs for the network that also includes a George Lopez series that has the same sort of structure as “Anger Management,” and also another pilot from “Community” star Donald Glover about Atlanta. If the network could just abandon some of the Charlie Sheen model, we would be overjoyed at the thought of a lineup that was “Louie,” Zach, and then Donald in a 1 – 2 -3 fashion. The track record that FX has is such that we consider it now one of the best places for creative people to go create, and feel virtually no pressure from anyone in the process.

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