‘Married’ creator Andrew Gurland dishes eerily prophetic storyline in FX comedy [Exclusive Video]

When we chatted with Andrew Gurland, the creator and executive producer of the FX comedy “Married,” he revealed that his writing for the series has started to catch up to him in real life. He talked about how a storyline he wrote for an episode in season one titled “Waffles and Pizza,” in which main characters Russ and Lina (Nat Faxon and Judy Greer) find out that their landlord is selling their house, is now actually happening to his family. He wasn’t too surprised by it, though. “My life has been so intertwined with this show that it never shocks me,” he says. (Watch our complete video chat below.)

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The FX comedy series, about a married couple trying to keep the romance alive while raising three girls, is returning for its second season on Thursday, July 16, the same day the Emmy nominations are announced.

“Married” could be a dark horse Emmy contender in the comedy races. With the number of nominees for Best Comedy Series being increased this year from six to seven, along with the 2% rule, which could result in eight or nine contenders, the chances for this show become all the more plausible.

Considering what episodes he would submit to the Emmy judging panels should “Married” make the cut for Best Comedy, two come to mind for Gurland. One is “The Playdate,” in which Lina develops a budding friendship with Stacey (Michaela Watkins), the mother of one of her daughter’s classmates. He also singles out “Halloween,” which he’s very attached to because “there’s a moment in that episode toward the end that I find to be a very sweet moment between Russ and Lina.”

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