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Creators of 24 developing comedy for ABC

by Adam Finley, posted Nov 13th 2006 4:02PM

abcComparing it to the mix of comedy and drama MASH was known for, 24 creators Joel Surnow and Bob Cochran are developing a real-time comedy for ABC about two paramedics who are great at their jobs but always screw up when it comes to one another. The two men created the series with the help of writer Dave Hemingson, creator of the short-lived Kitchen Confidential. While the series is set in real-time like 24, it will not be a continuing story from week to week, Instead, each episode will be self-contained. I think that's probably a good idea, as good as 24 is, I think some people haven't watched it for the simple fact they wouldn't know what's going on. Though maybe a serialized comedy show would be fun, too. Eventually the entire show would just be inside jokes that only the people who have been watching since the beginning would understand.

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MW, that was exactly my first thought, too. Arrested Development.

November 14 2006 at 11:19 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Ryan S.

My only fear when news like this comes out about creators leaving their TV shows is that the quality in the orginal show will decline. Hopefully this won't happen on 24.

November 13 2006 at 7:35 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

There was already a serialized comedy show -- "Arrested Development." And it was fun. And eventually it was only inside jokes that the people who watched from the beginning understood, which kind of explains its ratings there at the end.

But that's why I loved it.

Anyway, this paramedics show sounds pretty good. I just wonder how well the 24 guys can do at humor rather than suspense.

November 13 2006 at 5:00 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

It is nice to see a comedy show that features paramedics. I am a rookie EMT and I know that there is a lot of humor just waiting to be exposed.

November 13 2006 at 4:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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