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Jim Belushi goes dramatic

by Brad Trechak, posted Nov 3rd 2009 3:04PM
According to JimFormer According to Jim star Jim Belushi is moving to a drama series. He's been tapped to star in a legal drama created by Murphy Brown mastermind Diane English and Homicide and Oz exec-producer Barry Levinson. The show is loosely based on the memoir "How Can You Defend These People?" by TV commentator and lawyer Mickey Sherman.

This is an excellent way for Belushi to wash the stench of According to Jim from his person. If presented as a dramedy (much like many of the popular dramas today), this could be a winner.

In fact, based on Diane English's involvement, the character will likely be some sort of smart-ass (and probably have a myriad of pop culture and/or political references thrown into his dialogue).

If you've seen Belushi's performance in the movie Red Heat with Ah-nuld, then you know he can do this sort of role. If it's done well, then I can forgive him for the vapid pablum that was his sitcom.

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Another lawyer show? No thanks. I think Belushi would be better served joining one of the many established shows like CSI or Law & Order.

November 04 2009 at 11:03 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I have to agree, I would probably watch as well. Belushi is a favorite of mine and yes I really wasn't thrilled with more than two seasons of his sitcom. It got boring fast.

November 03 2009 at 5:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

I've always liked Jim Belushi, even though According To Jim overstayed its welcome.

It will be nice to see him get some material that will challenge him. I'll be tuning in!

November 03 2009 at 4:02 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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