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Will & Grace creators to create another gay-themed comedy

by Joel Keller, posted Nov 2nd 2006 1:33PM
Will & GraceThe Hollywood Reporter (via Reuters) is reporting that Will & Grace creators David Kohan and Max Mutchnick are creating a pilot for CBS based on their friendship and writing partnership. Here's the twist: since Kohan is straight and Mutchnick is gay, the show's main characters will be about two writers who are best friends, one of which is gay and one of which is straight. According to the article, the main quartet will be rounded out by the writers' "hot young assistants."

The formula's starting to sound familiar, isn't it? It's not exactly W&G, but it's not far off. Considering how tired W&G got near the end of its run, I'm hoping that this new comedy, which doesn't yet have a name, isn't an extension of that show's comic sensibility. Don't get me wrong, it was fun at its peak, but the nasty jokes just got old after a few years. Maybe this show will be less catty and more witty. Of course, it's just a pilot; it may never make it to air at all.

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