News - January 30, 2015

Rivers Cuomo gets pilot for new comedy series
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Rivers Cuomo gets pilot for new comedy series

Fox has commissioned a pilot for a new college comedy created by Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo and Psych creator Steve franks. Fox bought the rights the comedy, named DeTour, back in August last year and now the show has been given the green light to create a pilot episode.

The comedy is based on Cuomo’s own life, with particular focus on the few years Cuomo spent on hiatus from the band, during which he returned to Harvard full time, living in dorms. The planned series centres on a rock star that walks away from his career at the height of his fame to rediscover the parts of his life that are missing.

Franks will be producing the pilot with Chris Henze, with Cuomo also acting as an executive producer.

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