The Dice Man is getting a TV show. Showtime has enlisted Andrew Dice Clay for a six-episode scripted comedy series that’s very loosely based on the polarizing actor-comedian’s own life.
The series — titled Dice — follows the aging performer as he works in Las Vegas to resurrect his career while supporting his family, girlfriend and ex-wife. The series by Scot Armstrong (Old School) will debut next year and could be seen as a companion of sorts for Showtime’s acclaimed comedy Episodes, which has Matt LeBlanc playing a fictionalized version of himself.
“Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine, executive vp of programming at Showtime. “After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy.”
Producers promise “a lot of humor and heart” in the series about Clay, who Showtime notes “remains the only performer banned for life from MTV.”