Billy Crystal’s upcoming comedy series on FX, “The Comedians,” has just added Dana Delany to the cast. Read on for more about this new story.
Dana Delany (“Body of Proof”) has signed with “The Comedians,” as exclusively reported by TV Line. The actress will be playing the role of the wife of Billy Crystal’s character, who plays a veteran stand-up comic in the series. Her appearance will be a recurring commitment, the report said.
“The Comedians,” which is set to premiere in 2015, is a behind-the-scenes storytelling of what happens in a late-night sketch comedy show. The show will have Crystal pitting with young comedy actors like Josh Gad (“Frozen”), who plays an up-and-coming star. The series also stars Stephanie Weir (“MADtv”), Matt Oberg (“Hart of Dixie”) and Megan Ferguson (“Hart of Dixie”).
This will be the second time Delany would be doing comedy series. Before she became a popular TV fixture on television, due to her show “China Beach,” a drama series that aired in the 80s, the actress first did a comedy series for NBC called “Sweet Surrender.”
“Sweet Surrender” was about a full-time mother coping with raising kids with her husband and dealing with the in-laws. The show, however, lasted only a month before it was cancelled in 1987.
Meanwhile, as the role of Delany is only a recurring one on “The Comedians,” this will give her time to do the drama series “Hand of God,” which Deadline said was already given a full season commitment by Amazon Prime. Last August, the streaming site released the pilot of the show, along with four others, with subscribers voting on which one should move forward with a complete offering.
“Hand of God” would be the first in the batch to receive such a commitment. The show, which also stars Ron Perlman (“Sons of Anarchy”), is about a corrupt man who has an epiphany and a religious experience. Delany also plays the wife to Perlman’s character. The series is set to unveil sometime fall of 2015, as part of Amazon’s third season offering. Of this batch, “Red Oaks” is also expected to get a full season offer.
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