These two news stories aren’t particularly related, but they both mention painfully derivative romantic comedies. And since I don’t want to dedicate an entire post to either one, I’m lumping them together. First up, a “Hitch” TV show:
Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment and The Proposal [ugh - Ed.]writer Pete Chiarelli are behind a series adaptation of the hit 2005 romantic comedy Hitch, which has several networks bidding on it.
Of course there’s a bidding war. Of course there is. Also, Jennifer Lopez is producing a “dramatic comedy” for ABC:
Untitled show (known in some circles as “Nannyland”) centers on three branches of an extended Los Angeles family — as told through the eyes of their three Latina nannies. (Call it “Modern Family” meets Lopez’s “Maid in Manhattan.”)
Actually, I think I’ll call it “a piece of crap.” Thanks, but if I wanted to get the perspective of immigrant workers, I’d go pick oranges for 12 hours.