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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's life set to be turned into TV sitcom
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Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo's life set to be turned into TV sitcom

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is set to star in a new sitcom named DeTour, which is based on his own life. 

Cuomo is known for his eccentric behaviour, which has included taking a lengthy spell out from the band to study English at Harvard University, a spell where he lived in dormitory rooms, along with the other freshmen. 

The show is being written by Steve Franks, creator of the hugely successful comedy Psych, which has just finished after a run of 122 episodes. The show will be single camera and has been commissioned by Fox. 

According to The Hollywood Reporter, DeTour is described as "as a coming-of-age story that's slightly out of sequence. It tells the story of a 30-something rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success."

Weezer are due to release their new album Everything Will Be Alright In The End on October 6th. You can hear 'Back To The Shack', the first track to be revealed from the album, below by scrolling down and clicking. 

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