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Adam Levine is Producing a Karaoke Bar-Based Sitcom for NBC

by Catherine Lawson, posted Aug 1st 2011 5:30AM
Adam Levine'Cheers' meets 'The Voice' as Adam Levine flexes his TV muscles and goes behind the camera to produce a sitcom for NBC.

Deadline reports that NBC beat out at least two other networks in a bidding war for the show, which is an ensemble comedy set at a karaoke bar.

The as-yet-unnamed project is being produced by 20th Century Fox TV and Chernin Entertainment. Levine and Jake Kasdan ('Bad Teacher') will serve as executive producers, with Kasdan also attached to direct.

So, will karaoke be 2012's big craze?

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Freaks and Geeks creator says goodbye to TV with The TV Set

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 26th 2007 4:42PM

ApatowJudd Apatow, who will forever be a hero to many TV viewers who loved the too short-lived NBC series Freaks and Geeks, is saying goodbye to television. But not before one final shot with the soon-to-be-released feature film The TV Set.

The movie stars David Duchovny as a series creator who butts heads with various studio executives (including Sigourney Weaver) who just don't get what he's trying to do with his TV show. And, yes, it's a version of what Apatow and The TV Set director Jake Kasdan went through when they worked on Freaks and Geeks.

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Coming Soon: Duchovny's TV Set

by Bob Sassone, posted Aug 31st 2006 2:00PM

David DuchovnyNo, the former X-Files star isn't broke and having a yard sale, The TV Set is a new film starring David Duchovny as a TV writer. It follows the ups and downs of a writer in Hollywood, from pilot pitch to filming. The movie also stars Sigourney Weaver, Justine Bateman, and Ioan Gruffudd.

This is the type of movie I'm definitely going to see, because I'm a writer and have an interest in how Hollywood works, but I can also nod in agreement when the article says "Yup, it's the kind of inside Hollywood dark comedy that Middle America loves." Heh.

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