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TBS Gets the 'Dirt' on David Spade

by Michael D. Ayers, posted Jan 28th 2010 10:00AM
Remember 'Joe Dirt'? TBS sure as heck hopes so.

According to Variety, David Spade has inked a deal to bring his 2001 comedy to the small screen -- only this time, Joe will be animated.

Spade will co-write the series with Donick Carney and his 'Dirt' screenwriting partner, Fred Wolf. The trio will also serve as co-executive producers, alongside Doug Robinson.

While it was generally panned by critics, 'Joe Dirt' -- which followed the mullet-rocking character as he searched for his missing parents -- went on to gross a relatively successful $27 million at the box office. Since then, Spade has done pretty well for himself on the small screen, with roles in 'Rules of Engagement,' '8 Simple Rules' and, of course, the NBC comedy 'Just Shoot Me!' So, if anyone can turn a moronic janitor into a cartoon hero, it would be him.Remember 'Joe Dirt'? TBS sure as heck hopes so.

According to Variety, David Spade has inked a deal to bring his 2001 comedy to the small screen -- only this time, Joe will be animated.

Spade will co-write the series with Donick Carney and his 'Dirt' screenwriting partner, Fred Wolf. The trio will also serve as co-executive producers, alongside Doug Robinson.

While it was generally panned by critics, 'Joe Dirt' -- which followed the mullet-rocking character as he searched for his missing parents -- went on to gross a relatively successful $27 million at the box office. Since then, Spade has done pretty well for himself on the small screen, with roles in 'Rules of Engagement,' '8 Simple Rules' and, of course, the NBC comedy 'Just Shoot Me!' So, if anyone can turn a moronic janitor into a cartoon hero, it would be him.

As for when the animated series will air, TBS is hoping to slot it next to re-runs of 'Family Guy' -- good news for Spade 'n crew, as 'Family Guy' generates big numbers for the network.

In the meantime, TBS is reportedly developing other animated projects as well, including 'Neighbors From Hell,' about a family from, well, hell, and 'Good and Evil,' about two brothers, one good and one evil.

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