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Will & Grace creators to create another gay-themed comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 2nd 2006 1:33PM
Will & GraceThe Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) is reporting that Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are creating a pilot for CBS based on their friendship and writing partnership. Here's the twist: since Kohan is straight and Mutchnick is gay, the show's main characters will be about two writers who are best friends, one of which is gay and one of which is straight. According to the article, the main quartet will be rounded out by the writers' "hot young assistants."

The formula's starting to sound familiar, isn't it? It's not exactly W&G, but it's not far off. Considering how tired W&G got near the end of its run, I'm hoping that this new comedy, which doesn't yet have a name, isn't an extension of that show's comic sensibility. Don't get me wrong, it was fun at its peak, but the nasty jokes just got old after a few years. Maybe this show will be less catty and more witty. Of course, it's just a pilot; it may never make it to air at all.

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Samual Icky

I for one can't wait to give it three thumbs down on my Tivo.

November 02 2006 at 6:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

did it say they were tv writers? i missed that if it did.

November 02 2006 at 5:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

....so its 30 Rock meets Will & Grace. Doesn't sound very original or interesting.

November 02 2006 at 2:58 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Maybe the writers could be the writers of a sketch comedy show? NBC has been looking to put something like that on their schedule.

November 02 2006 at 2:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

will they be parading an endless line of special guest stars as well?

Used to enjoy W&G But then they got away from the comedic cohession they had. I think the weekly special guest stars had something to do with that.

November 02 2006 at 2:29 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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