Showtime Gives Scott Armstrong's Sitcom ‘Dice’ a Six Episode Straight-To-Series Order

6:53 AM EDT 3/23/2015 by Kara Michelle, Celebeat Reporter

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Showtime has just given a six-episode straight-to-series order for Dice, a single-camera scripted comedy created and written by Scot Armstrong who is best known for his work on Playing House, Old School and The Hangover Part II.

Developed for the small-screen by Armstrong with Fox 21 TV Studios, Dice is described as "the semi-true stories of Andrew Dice Clay, one of the most polarizing men on the planet." Starring comedian and actor Andrew Dice Clay, 57, as a fictionalized version of himself, it will follow him as he continue to work in Las Vegas, trying to resurrect his career while supporting his family as best as he can. And, adds Armstrong, his girlfriend, his ex-fiancée, his ex-wife, his mother-in-law, and his son's band.

Armstrong who will be penning the scripts for the series will also serve as an executive producer along with Andrew Dice Clay, Sean Furst, Bryan Furst, Richard Shepard and Bruce Rubenstein. Production is expected to begin later this year, in time for a 2016 premiere.

Regarding the project, Fox 21 TV Studios President Bert Salke said, "We realized there was a lot of humor and heart in the story of a once-superstar comedian having to crawl back to have a career - a true second act."  Clay has been opposed by women's rights groups and has been banned from many radio and television shows, including MTV, because of his blatant use of foul language and sexist humor and for his often insulting demeanor towards fellow performers. In his stand up shows, the chain-smoking comedian uses his water glass as ash tray.

Showtime's Executive Vice-President of Original Programming Gary Levine in his press statement said: "Love him or hate him, Dice is a true original, and Dice is always funny. 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."

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