FX and UK’s Sky Broadcasting Group Team Up to Develop Comedies


England’s Sky Broadcasting Group and US cable network FX announced a deal today to develop shows together. The two-year agreement will find whatever shows result from it airing on Sky1 or Sky Atlantic in the UK and on FX or FXX in the US.

“The goal is to create new shows that will sit alongside series such as Sky’s A Touch of Cloth and Alan Partridge’s Mid-Morning Matters and FX Networks’ Louie and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Sky Broadcasting said. “Homegrown Sky shows that have previously been [aired] on U.S. networks include An Idiot Abroad, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Spy, Moone Boy and Doll and Em.” HBO and the BBC have similarly worked in the past to co-produce projects like Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant’s Extras and Christopher Guest’s Family Tree.