As any casual visitor to this internet outpost may have noticed, we’re kind of huge fans of FX and the network’s programming. Additionally, casual visitors to this internet outpost may notice that we’re also kind of huge fans of Dave Grohl. So, needless to say, today’s news that FX and Dave Grohl are teaming up to make a “rock band comedy” show has us feeling, well, HOLY CRAP THIS IS AWESOME!
FX is developing a half-hour comedy created by and starring comedian Dana Gould and executive produced by Foo Fighters’ lead vocalist/songwriter Dave Grohl. Gould is writing/executive the project, which centers on a rock band on the verge of mega-stardom who finds itself on the verge of breaking up and is forced to seek professional help in a last-ditch effort to stay together. Unfortunately, they end up with a misanthropic couple’s therapist from Agoura on the brink of divorce. Gould, a fan of Grohl’s music, approached him about joining the project. Grohl has a reputation of being one of the funniest rock stars who is friends with a lot of comedians.
In addition to having comedic sensibilities, Dave Grohl makes perfect sense for such a project because, as our pal Josh over at Warming Glow noted, “what would Grohl know about a band collapsing under the crushing pressure of fame?” Cue the inevitable lawsuit from Courtney Love looking to cash in on any and all parallels to Nirvana in the show in 3…2…1.
While not much else is known about the show at this point, I think it’s safe to make one assumption: It will be nothing like Glee.
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