The prospect of seeing an original TV series from the mind of Charlie Kaufman was almost too good to be true. Alas, after producing a pilot for a comedy called How and Why, FX has decided to pass on the Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and Adaptation. scribe’s potential series, per Deadline. The show was to star John Hawkes as a man who can explain how and why a nuclear reactor works, but is clueless about life. The promising cast also included Michael Cera, Sally Hawkins, and Catherine Keener, but apparently it wasn’t up to snuff for the network. Hit the jump for more.