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FX orders comedy pilot 'Pariah' from 'It's Always Sunny' team

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FX is staying in business with the guys behind It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The network has given a pilot order to Pariah, a half-hour comedy starring Bill Burr that hails from John and Dave Chernin and stars Charlie Day, Glenn Howerton, and Rob McElhenney.

After an on-air meltdown, volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Breaking Bad’s Burr) is exiled from show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.

The Chernins, who are supervising producers on Sunny, will write and executive-produce with Day, Howerton, and McElhenney, who will also direct the pilot. Dave Becky, Michael Rotenberg, and Nick Frenkel will also executive-produce.

“I am really looking forward to making a show with Rob, Dave, John, Charlie and Glenn,” Burr said in a statement. “I’ve been a big fan of Sunny since the beginning of their amazing run. I feel very lucky to be working with them.”

Added the Chernins: “We believe that Bill, Rob, Glenn, and Charlie are four of the funniest people in comedy today. To work alongside them is a dream come true.”