“Somebody flag down that hot dog vendor!”
John Goodman has been tapped to star in a Fox comedy called “The Station,” which will be produced by Ben Stiller’s Red Hour Films. The promising premise:
“The Station” revolves around a group of lackluster CIA operatives at a covert South American outpost, where they’re charged with installing a new dictator. [Goodman] will play Ted Gannon, a gruff CIA vet and head of its Altamara Station.
The reason I’m so optimistic about this — other than the fact that South American puppet governments are hilarious — is that David Wain has signed on to direct. And of course Wain (who wrote and directed Role Models) comes from the “State”/”Stella”/Wet Hot American Summer comedy family that I get all hot and bothered for all the time, so I’m morally obligated to give this show positive publicity until I watch it and it lets me down. Just like a CIA-engineered South American dictatorship. Too bad about Pinochet. He seemed like a cool guy. Real go-getter.