Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too.
Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy Snoop Dogg had landed a "family comedy project" on NBC and immediately started wearing Cosby sweaters.
But this morning, there's an even weirder nugget of sitcom news bombarding the interwebs. According to reports streaming out of Deadline Hollywood, Limp Bizkit's balding, 41-year-old frontman Fred Durst has just scored his very own situational comedy with CBS. And it's got a very convenient working title ... Douchebag.
So far, the "half-hour comedy project" has only gotten a scrip commitment, which means we might never be forced to endure watching Durst writhe, rage, and ham it up on a Columbia Broadcasting System soundstage, desperately seeking primetime laughs.
But slated to be produced by Two and a Half Men alums Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, and written by Malcolm in the Middle's Matthew Carlson, "[Douchebag] centers around a rock legend," Deadline reports, "looking for balance between his high profile lifestyle and trying to raise a family."
Really ... Fred Durst gettin' douchey with a plucky TV wife and a couple of teenage kids? Sounds so fucking boring.
But "rock legend"? That's actually kinda funny.
Keep Miami New Times Free... Since we started Miami New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Miami, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Miami with no paywalls.