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HBO Developing Comedy about Entertainment Blogger

by Annie Wu, posted Feb 5th 2010 3:02PM
hbo logoFor years, Hollywood bloggers have been aggressively demonstrating that they are a force to be reckoned with in the industry, so it's really about time that some channel like HBO attempts to glamorize the whole situation with 'Tilda,' a half-hour comedy about the blogging scene.

The usual jabs about bloggers involve the mental image of a college student hunched over a laptop, wearing PJ bottoms and slow-nursing a Starbucks mocha. Well! First of all, joke's on them, because I can't afford Starbucks. Second of all, Hollywood-specific online journalism is a completely different area of the blogosphere, and there's plenty of material for HBO to dramatize. With Bill Condon and Cynthia Mort behind the wheel, it is going to be interesting to see if a pilot sticks.

Mort was the creator of HBO's short-lived drama 'Tell Me You Love Me' and has served as producer for multiple television projects. Condon is likely best known for his work on adapting works like 'Chicago' and 'Dreamgirls' for the big screen (he also directed the latter), but his projects seem so far removed from the immediate image that springs to mind for a blogging comedy television show. I'm interested to see what he brings.

It is also safe to assume that, should this series take off, bloggers reviewing this show about bloggers online will trigger some weird, all-consuming meta-meltdown. Blog carefully.

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