In further "Hollywood has run out of original ideas, please help" news: Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas (the writer, not the Santana collaborating frontman of Matchbox 20) has just sold a modern day take on Victor Hugo's Les Miserables to Fox.

The one hour drama from Warner Brothers TV focuses on a "brilliant lawyer running a legal exoneration program who fights to evade the consequences of his own unjust conviction many years before. He must navigate high society, continue his mission of saving innocent people, and manage his tumultuous fam..." oh fuck it. It's a lawyer show meets Les Mis. It makes no sense.

Other ideas Fox may or may not have considered, because really, who the fuck knows:

It's about artists during the Great Depression. Grapes of Wrath set in a clown college!

A group of unruly infants navigate the French invasion of Russia. It's 'Look Who's Talking Too' meets War and Peace!

It's The Count of Monte Cristo set in the Hamptons and wearing evening gowns! What? ABC already did that? Well, fuck. Guess we can call it a day.