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Michael Cera’s Wild Career Departure: Slacker Comedy for FX

The ”Scott Pilgrim“ star is a writer, executive producer and and cameo-maker on the new FX pilot ”13th Grade“

Michael Cera's comfort zone is expanding into TV.

The "Scott Pilgrim" star is developing a slacker comedy series for FX called "13th Grade" along with Derek Waters and Emily Kapnek.

The show follows a high school graduate who begins a self-improvement quest after being dumped by his girlfriend. Waters is set to star and Cera will make a cameo appearance in the pilot, which was first reported by Variety.

"Michael will guest but he's not going to recur," Kapnek said. 

Cera, Waters and Kapnek are writing the script along with Paige Gullivan, who is a childhood friend of Waters'.

"13th Grade" is executive produced by Waters, Cera, Kapnek, Naomi Odenkirk and Mosaic Entertainment. 

Waters, Cera, Gullivan and Kapnek are currently roundtabling a script to prevent to FX which will then decide whether to greenlight a pilot.

Kapnek had previously worked as a consulting producer on NBC's "Parks And Recreation" and as co-executive producer for seven episodes of the first season of HBO's "Hung." Waters has appeared on "Funny or Die Presents" and another FX comedy, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." 

Watch a short film version of "13th Grade" created by Waters and Gullivan in 2009 on YouTube.