TV review: 'The Comedians' works as star vehicle, 'Louie' as thought play

April 8, 2015 4:37 PM

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In a stroke of conceptual programming fit for the lead paragraph of a review like this, FX has scheduled two series in which comedians play versions of themselves one after the other on Thursday nights.

One you know, or should: "Louie," starring the nearly eponymous Louis C.K., is certainly one of the best things on television, now or ever. The other, the new and plainly titled "The Comedians," with Billy Crystal and Josh Gad, is certainly not - but it has its points.

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