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  • 20 March 2014, 9:51

Billy Crystal To Make Long-Awaited Return To TV

Billy Crystal is to star in his first television series for over 30 years.

The actor has agreed to play a part in The Comedians which is based on a Swedish series about two comics in a generational clash.

The pilot episode, which also stars Josh Gad, was directed by Larry Charles, who worked on Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

Crystal will play a superstar veteran while Gad takes on the role of an up-and-coming star in the half-hour programme about a late-night comedy sketch show.

The FX channel said it has ordered 13 episodes and the series will air next year.

Crystal has been well known for movie roles, a Saturday Night Live stint and repeated turns as Academy Awards host.

His last role in a regular TV series was in the 1970s sitcom Soap.