Lindsay Lohan Goes ‘Eastbound & Down’ and Josh Gad Finds ‘Comedians’ on FX

By August 15, 2013

Lindsay Lohan - Kenny Powers

If Kenny Powers can make a comeback, so can Lindsay Lohan. The troubled actress seems to be on the right path to recovery, especially with her recent appearance in The Canyons (for which she’s earning some good praise), an Oprah Winfrey interview, and a reality series following her every move for a little while, and now she’s officially back at work.

E! Online has learned that Lohan has a guest role on the surprise return of “Eastbound & Down” for a fourth and final season on HBO. Lohan will be playing the daughter of one of the show’s main characters and has been busy filming a wedding scene that is set many years in the future. In fact, it’s Lohan who is playing the bride. Could Lohan be playing the offspring of Danny McBride’s crude baseball player Kenny Powers? We know he had a son named Toby, but maybe Lohan is another illegitimate child from Powers’ colorful past?

Details on this fourth season of “Eastbound & Down” have been scarce, but knowing how the last season ended, this should make for an interesting conclusion to the comedy series from David Gordon Green and Jody Hill. It’ll certainly be a good start for Lohan to make a comeback. After all, it’s not TV…it’s HBO.

Meanwhile, over on another cable network, Josh Gad has found some comedy inspiration following the cancellation of his series “1600 Penn.”

Josh Gad - FX

FX has a new comedy series (based on a Swedish show) in the works called “The Comedians” starring Billy Crystal. The When Harry Met Sally… star and seasoned comedian plays a famous comedy veteran forced to work with a younger, edgier comedian for a late-night sketch show. Now EW has learned that Book of Mormon and Jobs star Josh Gad has landed the role of the younger comedian, who also laments his pairing with the aged comic.

The series has a lot of potential with Borat and The Dictator director Larry Charles writing the series and directing the pilot. Crystal is also writing and producing the show along with “Burn Notice” creator Matt Nix, and sitcom veteran Ben Wexler, who worked with Nix on the short-lived comedic cop show “The Good Guys” with Bradley Whitford and Colin Hanks.

FX has become a great network for edgy comedy with series like “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” and “Louie” making waves, and while some of those series are heading to their new channel FXX, it’s clear Fox is dedicated to keeping their track record up to snuff. Frankly, I can’t wait to see Crystal in a series like this with Gad at his side. What do you think?

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Ethan Anderton
Some of his favorite films include Ghostbusters, The Empire Strikes Back and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, while his favorite TV series include LOST, Mad Men, 30 Rock, Parks & Recreation, Arrested Development and Saturday Night Live.