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February 21, 2009

TV Networks Look for "Recessionary" Sit-Coms

Some of their ideas for which pilots have been ordered:

FOX's Two Dollar Beer: Comedy revolves around a group of young adults in Detroit as they weather the worsening economy but refuse to move away from their hometown.

CBS's Waiting To Die: Comedy about two simple guys who are happy with their lives - no matter how bad it might look from the outside.

ABC's Canned: Comedy about a group of friends who all get fired on the same day.

FOX's Living With Abandon: Comedy about members of an abandonment support group who suffer a blow when their therapist commits suicide and must band together to solve each other's issues.

FOX's Sons of Tucson: Comedy centers on a charming but misguided hustler hired by three rich young brothers to act as their "father" while their real one serves time for a white-collar crime.

As usual, lawyer and cop shows have a large chunk of the pilots. There are also quite a few about thirty-somethings dealing with life's challenges (read: somebody's pregnant or wants to get pregnant). If you're interested, a full list of comedies ordered to pilot is here.

Update: This comment by regular moron Rocks gets a front-page promotion:

I had one but it didn't get picked up:

Humble PI: After losing his job when the newspaper he runs is forced to fold due to poor sales and he is unable to get a job in pr with any Democratic politician a Seattle editor must take a job as a part time professor teaching English at a community college. Hilarity ensues when he has to deal with reality and he actually comes face to face with the plebeian masses he has claimed to represent for so many years. Title of the first episode is No Habla.

I'd watch!


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