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FX is getting Meaty

The book cover for Samantha Irby's Meaty

Deadline reports that FX—which had a recent female-led hit in Pamela Adlon’s Better Things—is moving forward on Meaty, a new series from Broad Citys Abbi Jacobson, Inside Amy Schumers Jessi Klein, and writer and blogger Samantha Irby. The new series is based on the 2013 essay collection of the same name by Irby, who’s also the author of the popular blog Bitches Gotta Eat.

Per its back of the book description, Meaty is about “failed relationships, taco feasts, Crohn’s disease, poverty, blackness and body image,” and is presumably written with the same love of quick-witted oversharing that’s so prevalent on Irby’s blog. (Sample excerpt: “i got all the shit an adult-type person needs to have in their crib so they never have to leave it: a toaster that can hold four (four!!!) slices of bread, lightning-speed internet and cable television with premium channels, toilet paper that won’t leave microscopic cuts all over your asshole every time you use it. i loved my place.”) Irby and Klein—the Emmy-nominated head writer of Schumer’s Comedy Central sketch show—are writing the series. All three women will executive produce.


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