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FX Orders Pilot for Comedy ‘Lil Dicky’

Proposed Series is Based on the Life of Rapper and Comedian and Dave Burd

FX Networks has ordered a pilot for a half-hour comedy based on the life of rapper and comedian Dave Burd, known best by his stage name Lil Dicky. The series is centered around a suburban neurotic man in his late twenties who has convinced himself that he is destined to be one of the best rappers of all time. Now he must convince the world.

Based on a story co-written by Burd and co-creator Jeff Schaffer, Burd wrote the teleplay for the untitled pilot and will star in it as well as serve as executive producer for music. The pilot will be directed by Greg Mottola (“Adventureland,” “Superbad”).

The pilot is executive produced by Burd, Schaffer (“The League,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm”), Kevin Hart and Hartbeat Productions (“TKO: Total  Knock Out,” “Real Husbands of Hollywood”), Mottola, Marty Bowen (“Mr. Mercedes,” “Rosewood”), Scooter Braun, Mike Hertz, James Shin and Scott Manson. The pilot is being produced by FX Productions.

Written by Marc Berman

Marc Berman

Marc Berman has been writing professionally since 1999 and is the author of the “Mr. Television” for Campaign US ( Most recently, Berman was the creator and Editor-in-Chief of website and newsletter TV Media Insights for Cross MediaWorks. From 1999-2011, he was the Senior Editor for Mediaweek and has also written for The New York Daily News, Variety, The Hollywood Reporter and Emmy Magazine, among others. Berman has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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