Weezer Frontman May Get Fox Sitcom
Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo has always been a fascinating fellow. Besides being equally capable of penning some of the best power-pop on the planet, and some of the most head scratching, he also once abandoned rock n’ roll completely for Harvard, and took a lengthy vow of celibacy.
Now, The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Psych creator, Steve Franks, has pitched Fox on a show called DeTour, which is described as “a coming-of-age-story-that’s slightly out of sequence.”
Explains THR: “[DeTour] tells the story of a 30-something rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success.” Yup, that sounds like Cuomo.
DeTour would also, of course, “embellish” the journey of the central, fictional character, along with “the small band of misfit friends that make I possible for him to get through his formative years.”
There is no guarantee that this show will reach the airwaves, but it’s been reported that a “put-pilot order” has been placed on it. In showbiz lingo, not moving forward with the project after such a designation could result in a financial penalty.
Weezer will release their new album, Everything Will Be Alright in the End, on October 7.
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