FX has given an episode order to Bill Burr's newest show Pariah. Deadline reports that the new show from the brains of Sunny writers John Chernin and Dave Chernin with creator/star Rob McElhenney in the director's chair. RCG studios, McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton's production studio, will be working in conjunction with FX Prods. in order to put out the show.
Pariah is about a volatile TV personality Joe Abbott (Burr, duh) who has a meltdown while on the air. He is then cast out of show business and forced to navigate society as a man with no apparent skills.
The show joins five other new comedy series that FX has chosen to produce. They include Baskets, starring Zach Galifianakis;The Comedians (FX), starring Billy Crystal and Josh Gad;Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (FX), starring Denis Leary and John Corbett; Man Seeking Woman (FXX), starring Jay Baruchel; andThe Tracy Morgan Project (FXX).