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FX Greenlights `Pariah’ Pilot

FX Networks has ordered a comedy pilot, Pariah, FX officials said Wednesday.

The series, which stars Bill Burr as a former TV personality exiled from show business and forced to survive without any real world skills, according to network executives. John and Dave Chernin (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia) will write the pilot episode, which will be directed by Rob McElhenney.

Burr, the Chernins, Dave Becky, Michael Rotenberg and Nick Frenkel of 3 Arts Entertainment will serve as executive producers.

 “Bill Burr is a great comedic talent,” said Nick Grad, president of Original Programming in a statement. “Teaming Bill with Rob, Charlie and Glenn, along with John and Dave is a perfect recipe for a terrific comedy Pilot.”