Tell the dinosaurs to take a hike, because TV’s about to get meatier. Deadline reports that FX has bought Meaty, a comedy from Broad City auteur Abbi Jacobson, Inside Amy Schumer head writer Jessi Klein, and Samantha Irby, the latter of whose memoir and blog, B**ches Gotta Eat, is the basis of the show. Meaty is written by Irby and Jacobson, while Klein will serve as showrunner. It’ll follow Irby “through failed relationships, taco feasts, her struggles with Crohn’s disease, poverty, blackness and body image.” Meaty marks the latest in a busy year for Jacobson and Klein, as Jacobson is writing a book in addition to her work on Broad City, while Klein found time to release a memoir and work on Transparent during Inside Amy Schumer’s hiatus. Yup, just the kind of blood-soaked ambition to be expected from a couple of carnivores. Somehow we’ve got a feeling this Meaty is going to be well-done.
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