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Matthew Broderick Takes on TV

by Allison Waldman, posted Feb 2nd 2010 2:03PM
matthew_broderick_tuxedoGoodbye Broadway, hello television. Tony-award winning Matthew Broderick has decided to do a television series as the next iteration of his multifaceted career. Considering his success in most every endeavor, there's little reason to doubt that he's going to do pretty well.

Remember, this is the guy who was Ferris Bueller. He played Leo Bloom in 'The Producers' and, hell, he's the voice of Simba, 'The Lion King.'

NBC has lined up Broderick to star in a comedy pilot called 'Beach Lane.' The show has already been greenlighted, in part because of Broderick's attachment and Lorne Michaels' producing.

Paul Simms, whose credits include 'NewsRadio,' is writing the show in which Broderick will play a celebrity author who winds up at a small-time Hamptons newspaper when an eccentric millionaire hires him to run the enterprise. Comedy ensues... hopefully. (Hmm... the Hamptons; will he run into the guys from 'Royal Pains'?)

Michaels is executive producer, just like he is on '30 Rock.' Last season, Matthew appeared on an episode of that show, 'Cooter.'

The question has to be asked: will Sarah Jessica Parker appear on 'Beach Lane'? It would be fun to see the two of them acting together.

By the way, you could say that Matthew grew up on television... sort of. His father, James Broderick, was the father on the ABC drama series 'Family.'

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