Stephen Falk on 'You're the Worst,' the FXX rom-com with a twist

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Stephen Falk, creator of 'You're the Worst.' Photo credit:Amy Ta/KCRW

Writer-producer Stephen Falk thought he’d gotten his big break in 2012, when NBC picked up his comedy series ‘Next Caller.’ He moved clear across the country to run the show, but after he’d shot just 4 episodes, the Peacock suddenly pulled the plug, without ever airing it at all. Falk vowed for his next thing, he'd write for himself, not a network. That project would turn out to be the boozy dark comedy ‘You’re the Worst,’ which just wrapped its fifth and final season on FXX. Falk talks to The Hollywood Reporter’s Lesley Goldberg about going from writing TV recaps, to actual TV--and the road to making ‘You’re the Worst,' which critics concur is actually the best.



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