Thursday, September 3, 2009

Sitcom About Publishing

This might be old news by today, but I didn't want two posts yesterday, so . . .

From TVGUIDE.Com . . .

A publishing comedy is bound for CBS: The network has green-lit a pilot for multicamera sitcom Open Books from Will & Grace scribe Gail Lerner.

Inspired by Lerner's years as a publishing temp and her literary agent sister, Books will be a relationship-driven series focused on book editor June, who tends to get overly involved in the lives of her friends, mother and clients, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"Publishing is a lot like sitcoms," Lerner said. "Although both are supposedly dying, that only makes people more passionate about creating the next great novel or show."

Lerner, who has worked on Andy Barker, P.I. and Back to You, is also a co-executive producer on Ugly Betty.

So, a sitcom about publishing? Huh? I seriously don't find anything remotely funny about publishing. : )

S

7 comments:

Marybeth Poppins said...

That is way fun to me...as if I need any MORE shows to get addicted to...OMG Glee starts next week! LOL Very cool...keep me updated :)

Robyn Campbell said...

Me either! Nothing! I'll have to watch it and make a judgment then. *she points finger* And judge it I will! Maybe by then I'll have a book deal and I can laugh at it willy-nilly. :)Gonna watch it Scott?

Scott said...

Marybeth - I know, something else to take my time away from writing. : )

Robyn - I'll give it a chance. Hopefully, it will exceed my expectations. : )

Lady Glamis said...

Funny, I can see that really working and being funny. But I guess we'll see! I think there can be humor in almost everything. It depends on the characters. :D

ElanaJ said...

Maybe the other side of the desk is more fun? Who knows? Sounds like I might be adding sitcoms to my diet of reality TV.

Tess said...

Didn't even know about this..I'll have to keep an eye out. Anything can be funny if the writing is good.

Scott said...

Lady Glamis - you're right, everything depends on the writing. Too often, sitcoms really aren't consistently funny. Hopefully, they'll do a good job. Hopefully!

Elana - they'll probably make snarky comments about bad queries. Like we aspiring writers don't have enough angst in our life. ; )

Tess - agree about the writing. If the writing is bad, the sitcom is bad, and I've seen far too many of those lately.

S