Fred Savage to Direct & Executive Produce IFC's GARFUNKEL AND OATES
Fred Savage has signed on to direct and executive produce IFC's upcoming scripted comedy Garfunkel and Oates. Starring comedy-folk duo Riki Lindhome (Super Fun Night, Enlightened) and Kate Micucci (The Big Bang Theory, Raising Hope), the series chronicles the pair's humorous misadventures and how they rely on each other -- and a few clever songs -- to get them through their personal and professional stumbles. Production begins today in Los Angeles.
A seasoned television director and actor, Savage will direct all eight half-hour episodes of the debut season. Previous directing credits include Modern Family, 2 Broke Girls, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Party Down, among others. Garfunkel and Oates is set to premiere on IFC in late summer 2014.
"Fred is one of today's hottest comedy directors and he's a huge addition to Garfunkel and Oates as both series director and executive producer. We're thrilled to have him at the helm of this smart new comedy," said IFC President, Jennifer Caserta.
Named after "two rock n' roll second bananas," Garfunkel and Oates (Lindhome and Micucci) have amassed a strong and loyal following performing as comedic songstresses who are never afraid to sing about what everyone is thinking, but often too polite to say.
The series is created by Lindhome and Micucci. It is produced by Abominable Pictures and executive produced by Lindhome, Micucci, Savage, Jonathan Stern (Childrens Hospital, Burning Love) and Dennis McNicholas (Saturday Night Live), who is also the showrunner.
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