[TV News] According to a recent Variety report, 20th Century Fox TV has greenlighted (greenlit?) a sitcom about "a dishy alternative weekly publication." Just in time for the death of print, of not FX's Dirt.
Me, I'm curious because I wrote a sitcom pilot script about an alt-weekly newspaper office four years ago and submitted it to Bravo's reality-competition show Situation: Comedy. It didn't make the cut, but nothing ever happened with the ultimate winner, either, so I wasn't all that broken up about it. Not after crying myself to sleep for a few weeks, wondering aloud "Why does Sean Hayes hate me so?!" But now ... how close will this be to my cleverly-titled City Weekly? Should I lawyer up? After getting screwed by TimeWarner and Tru TV, this could be my ticket out!
Sure, my script sucked--but it was still better than any Fox comedy of the last decade or so. The late, great Action excluded, or course. Maybe I'd better dust that dog off and submit it to The CW ... while they're still in business. (Bill Frost)