Showtime has handed out a six episode straight-to-series order to Dice, a single camera comedy series inspired by the life of comedian Andrew Dice Clay which hails from Scot Armstrong and Fox 21 Television Studios.
Dice stars Andrew Dice Clay as a fictionalised version of himself. The series follows the comedian as he works in Las Vegas to support his family as best he can. That family includes his girlfriend, his fiancée, his ex-wife, his mother-in-law, not to mention his son’s band.
Playing House scribe Scot Armstrong created the series and will pen the scripts for the Fox 21 Television Studios produced effort. He will also serve as an executive producer alongside Andrew Dice Clay, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard and Bruce Rubenstein. Production begins later this year, for a 2016 premiere.
“Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny,” said Gary Levine, Executive Vice-President of Original Programming for Showtime. “After a career full of ups and downs, he’s hotter today than ever. Plus, we were looking to do a semi-autobiographical comedy about a one-named icon and Cher was busy.”