Well Ferris Bueller's days off are finally over. Word has it that Matthew Jessica Broderick has signed up to star in a new series about the Hamptons. According to a report in Reuters, the actor who has been "long courted" by networks to do a television show has finally relented. (What networks where they?! History Channel, Lifetime or worse NBC?!) Yes, it's NBC but after the great LENO experiment I guess they're scrambling for anything to fill air!
Anyway, Jessica Broderick is attached to star in NBC's comedy pilot "Beach Lane," which was apparently given a green light Monday.
"Beach Lane," is being produced by Universal Studios and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video... and if you have any doubt if it will be a quality project just rent the movies "Superstar, It's Pat or A Night at the Roxbury! Yes, Mr. Michaels knows funny! The series will revolve around a celebrity author played by Jessica Broderick who is hired by an irresponsible millionaire heir to run his struggling small-town newspaper in the Hamptons. Sounds familiar huh?! Right?!
Now, ok "30 Rock" is one of the best shows on television but without Tina Fey, will this puppy fly? Broderick's involvement in "Beach Lane" comes on the heels of his guest stint on NBC's "30 Rock," which is also produced by Michaels.
Michaels is executive producing "Beach Lane" with Marci (Calvin's daughter) Klein, a coproducer on "30 Rock."
So, now can I suggest some characters for the show?! I promise they won't all be real estate agents but since they are the majority of the inhabitants out here...
Here's two great characters for the show! In fact, let's make them a couple who are high powered real estate agents who like going to restaurants, getting toasted and screaming to patrons to "f-ing google" their names!?! I envision lots of hilarity, bar fights and bitch slapping from this duo of characters, what do you think? I think Danny Devitio and Joan Rivers would be perfect casting!!!
Hmmmm... one more... how about the corrupt town mayor who skims money out of the town funds for personal pet projects and personal expenses!! He'll be charming and suave. I see Larry David cast in this part!!!
OK, my last one... the lovable and dashingly handsome restaurateur who always buys dinner for a handsome and charming real estate blogger!!! I imagine Brad Pitt staring as the restaurant owner. Too obvious!?