24. I'm Dying Up Here
Who: Jim Carrey (creator); Melissa Leo, Ari Graynor, Ronald Cyler II
What: A dramatic look at the world of comedy, this will focus on a comedy-club owner (Leo) in 1970s Los Angeles, guiding her comics through their personal and professional lives.
Why: It could all go a bit Vinyl, but there's reason to be optimistic. Carrey creating the show is intruiging, and Leo is a solid anchor to go with some upcoming talent. An insider look into a fascinating period for stand-up, it's a subject that could potentially make for some interesting viewing, and plenty of dark comedy.
Where & When: Showtime, TBA