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Development News: Fred Durst is a CBS Sitcom Star, 'NYPD Blue' Creators Reunite for New Drama

by Chris Harnick, posted Oct 14th 2011 10:20AM
Fred DurstFred Durst -- yep, the Limp Bizkit frontman -- has signed his first TV deal to star in a new sitcom on CBS.

According to Deadline, Durst has teamed with Eric and Kim Tannenbaum to produce and star in the tentatively titled 'Douchebag' about a rock legend who is trying to balance his celebrity life with his family life.

Durst's other TV acting credits include NBC's 'Revelations' and Fox's 'House.'

In other development news ...

'NYPD Blue' co-creators Steven Bochco and David Milch are teaming up once again for a new NBC drama. The new legal drama follows a Washington DC lawmaker with a dark secret. While it's not confirmed to get to series, there is a sizable penalty attached to the project. [TV Guide]

'The Daily Show' correspondent Aasif Mandvi has sold a comedy to CBS. Mandvi will write and star in the project that follows a divorced marriage counselor. [Deadline]

Ready for a modern day 'Treasure Island'? NBC has bought the project by 'Eagle Eye' writer John Glenn. In this interpretation, Manhattan is the Treasure Island. [Deadline]

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Mr. ROC

21/2 men is a bralliantly written sit com. Charlie just got lost in the part and believed he could live like that. Using an offensive adjective as a show name is just junvenial, like the first time you and your buddie's said the F----word in the school yard at play time. When are TV writers going to group up?

October 15 2011 at 1:00 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Dee

Sounds like a copycat of 2 1/2 Men....which is sinking fast. Neither will last.

October 15 2011 at 12:26 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
MASTER

Tentatively titled douchebag. Tentatively being the operative word. Probably not the final title, just something to put out to get attention and get people talking, good or bad. Seems to be working. That said it will no doubt suck like most shows anyway.

October 15 2011 at 12:19 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
The Mad Beast

We are a lot closer to "OW! My Balls" Then Mike Judge Predicted.... Sad World

October 15 2011 at 12:02 AM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
ae12wrangell

If you can't print the title of a show, it mean's one thing; Show is destined for cancellation.

October 14 2011 at 11:35 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
carolinacookie4

And up next we have , coming soon to your television......FART, fetid and rancid television. I think I'll just read now.

October 14 2011 at 11:20 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
@brutony

He should have calld his new show, "I did it all for the nookie!" Remember that hit, kids?

October 14 2011 at 10:01 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Gerry

Another inane sitcom with an appalling title, no less. People actually get paid to participate in this trash?? How can any network support this garbage? Imagine the advertising/marketing dept. pitching this to a sponsor! These people should crawl back under their rock and stay there.

October 14 2011 at 8:23 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply
sevnwolves

Amazing that Durst will star in a show called "Douchebag" - you just can't make that stuff up - LOL!

October 14 2011 at 8:09 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
switzarch

Making dropping my TV an even better idea one show atta time.

October 14 2011 at 6:58 PM Report abuse +4 rate up rate down Reply

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