Charlie Kaufman Is Developing a Half-Hour Comedy for FX

US film director Charlie Kaufman poses for a photograph during an interview at the Gothenburg film festival in Gothenburg on January 29, 2011. AFP PHOTO/SCANPIX/Bj?rn Larsson Rosvall ** SWEDEN OUT ** (Photo credit should read BJORN LARSSON ROSVALL / SCANPIX/AFP/Getty Images)

FX announced at its upfronts today that Charlie Kaufman is developing a half-hour comedy for the network titled How and Why. Kaufman will write, direct, and executive-produce the pilot about a man who can describe the ins and outs of a nuclear reactor but is clueless about life. Kaufman actually got his start in TV comedy, working as a writer on the ahead-of-its-time sitcom Get a Life. No word yet if the nuclear-reactor guy will have a friend named Charlie who spends the series writing a sitcom based on their lives.

Charlie Kaufman’s Developing a Comedy for FX