Deadline reports Psych creator Steve Franks and Weezer's Rivers Cuomo have teamed up to create a single-camera comedy called DeTour, based on Cuomo's experiences with the band. Fox already bought the show, but who will play our leading man?
DeTour centers on a thirtysomething 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.
The story mirrors Cuomo's time spent away from Weezer, during which he attended Harvard University (on and off from 1995 to 2006). From Deadline:
The series would mirror and embellish Cuomo's journey with a fictional character and the small band of misfit friends that make it possible for one another to get through these formative years.
Hmm. So who can it be? I'll throw out some of my own ideas, and then—as always—you're invited to throw out some of your own. Let's go!
Jake Johnson would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo. He's got the comedy chops and the presence to carry a sitcom, plus you can dress 'em up or down. Romance, drama, you name it and he can do it. Truly, Johnson would be a good get.
Hmm, how about...Hannah Simone?
Hannah Simone would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo. Beauty? She's got it in spades! And a female Cuomo? We've never seen it before, and I, for one, think it's about damn time we see it now.
Could it be...Lamorne Morris?
Lamorne Morris would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo. He's funny, he's handsome, he can make your heart sing, and he can make you laugh. Could you do any better than Lamorne Morris for the Rivers Cuomo-style part in this sitcom? You can try, but it would be a fool's errand!
Huh. How about Zooey Deschanel?
Zooey Deschanel would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo. What a star! She's cute and she's got a brain to boot.
Or someone more like...Damon Wayans Jr.?
Damon Wayans Jr. would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo. Talk about star power. When Damon Wayans Jr. walks in a room, you know it, and you can't look away. He would be perfect.
Max Greenfield would be a slam dunk for Rivers Cuomo.
I don't know, guys, I think I nailed it! Any one of these actors would make a great Rivers, and I'm sure Fox will be able to court at least one of them. Please feel free to leave any other ideas in the comments, though, if you think of any.
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