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2012-12-11 11:14:22 PM
Have them call Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.
 
2012-12-12 12:52:06 AM
two people responsible for Whitney are in charge



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2012-12-12 12:58:49 AM
Oh, AMC... We had such hopes for you.

You gave us Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and Walking Dead, and we had almost forgiven you for ceasing to live up to your name of "American Movie Classics". But now, you're coming up with nothing but shiatty reality shows, and a sitcom by people involved with Whitney.

Why, AMC? Why did you have to get our hopes up, then fail so hard?
 
2012-12-12 02:07:24 AM
those comments cant be real.

This has real potential. Cautiously optimistic on this one.
Comment by Grant - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 3:20pm PST Reply to this post

These guys are the real deal. About time Hollywood caught up with them.
Comment by james - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 3:33pm PST Reply to this post

The funniest and nicest guys around. Mazel Tov
Comment by Sam - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 3:44pm PST Reply to this post

Sounds kind of like that unproduced feature comedy "Spies and Innkeepers" by Judd Apatow and Ben Stiller.
Comment by Julian - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 3:49pm PST Reply to this post

sounds promising and its something original. Hope it works
Comment by joe - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 3:57pm PST Reply to this post
 
2012-12-12 03:33:19 AM

Apos: two people responsible for Whitney are in charge

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I don't get it, what do Whitney's parents have to do with this?
 
2012-12-12 04:11:41 AM
A Colonial sitcom.

So we're going to be making fun of people for being politically incorrect, which gives bad writers a chance to make racist, sexist and classist jokes and then defend themselves by saying "Oh, but that's what people were like back then!"

Ha ha, it's been tried and failed before, but go ahead, we'll watch for five minutes and see you crash and burn again.
 
2012-12-12 04:29:17 AM
I liked it better when it was called The Charmings.
 
2012-12-12 04:45:21 AM
High concept sitcoms never work. Just ask the Cavemen.
 
2012-12-12 05:12:38 AM
exvaxman
Have them call Andy Hamilton and Jay Tarses.


Didn't expect that reference in the f.. post at the top of the thread.

i.imgur.com
 
2012-12-12 05:20:08 AM
I am trying to develop a script based on the true stories of 19th century prostitutes. is there any interest? anyone? bueller?
 
2012-12-12 05:20:54 AM

Omahawg: I am trying to develop a script based on the true stories of 19th century prostitutes. is there any interest? anyone? bueller?


I could see an HBO series based on that.
 
2012-12-12 05:49:24 AM
"Then they showed 'Arachnophobia'. Not what I would call an American Movie Classic"
 
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2012-12-12 05:50:06 AM
did Whitney blow these guys for this sitcom, too?
 
2012-12-12 05:51:12 AM
Maybe this means we will see a new season of The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.
 
2012-12-12 05:54:07 AM
13 comments, and not one Sarah Palin reference. Y'all are slippin'...
 
2012-12-12 06:18:26 AM
Wah wah! A show that I think sounds like something I will not enjoy exists and I am going to complain about how it detracts from other shows on the network that I like even though it doesn't!!! WAAAAAaaaaahhhh!
 
2012-12-12 06:28:21 AM
AMC developing new sitcom set in Colonial America featuring two brothers who are upset at Paul Revere. And if that doesn't sound awful enough, two people responsible for Whitney are in charge

Come on, show Whitney some love. He invented interchangeable musket parts and the cotton gin. That's got to be worth something.
 
2012-12-12 06:31:11 AM

B.L.Z. Bub: 13 comments, and not one Sarah Palin reference. Y'all are slippin'...


How about a Michael Palin reference:

"I have a vewy good fwiend in Phiwadelphia called Biggus Dickus.

/He has a wife, you know.
 
2012-12-12 06:55:57 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Maybe this means we will see a new season of The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.


We can only hope.

/is that out on dvd?
 
2012-12-12 07:00:59 AM
From the articles comments: This has real potential. Cautiously optimistic on this one. That's one big FAIL.
 
2012-12-12 07:22:44 AM

log_jammin: those comments cant be real.


I don't know, that sounds like a bunch of film students to me (feigned jewishness, references to unproduced films, etc). That's the sort of person I'd expect to comment on sitcom industry news.
 
2012-12-12 07:31:17 AM

Omahawg: I am trying to develop a script based on the true stories of 19th century prostitutes. is there any interest? anyone? bueller?


Didn't you ever see "Hookers at the Point"? Most of them looked like they could be from the 19th century
 
2012-12-12 07:35:58 AM

dittybopper: AMC developing new sitcom set in Colonial America featuring two brothers who are upset at Paul Revere. And if that doesn't sound awful enough, two people responsible for Whitney are in charge

Come on, show Whitney some love. He invented interchangeable musket parts and the cotton gin. That's got to be worth something.


He also made Slavery viable for another 50 years,
 
2012-12-12 07:41:59 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: I liked it better when it was called The Charmings.


Then they got the guys from LOST involved and it became Once Upon a Time.

/wonder what Sarnoff and Minear are doing
 
2012-12-12 07:47:50 AM
Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.
 
2012-12-12 07:50:47 AM
cloudfront3.bostinno.com

/Sorry, been playing lots of Assassin's Creed III lately...
//Good game...
 
2012-12-12 07:55:21 AM

Mugato: High concept sitcoms never work. Just ask the Cavemen.


But what about the runaway success of Thanks?
 
2012-12-12 08:06:59 AM
Why are they mad at PR? Because he was shooting at bells to tell the Brits they wouldn't take our guns away?

Why, back in the old days there was a TV show about two brothers (played by Dwayne and Daryl Hickman) who went off to fight on opposite sides of the War of Northern Aggression.

/Work!
 
2012-12-12 08:08:06 AM

log_jammin: Omahawg: I am trying to develop a script based on the true stories of 19th century prostitutes. is there any interest? anyone? bueller?

I could see an HBO series based on that.


Isn't that basically "Jack the Ripper"?
 
2012-12-12 08:25:48 AM
I really wish Boldly Going Nowhere got picked up by someone.
 
2012-12-12 08:29:22 AM

DarkPascual: [cloudfront3.bostinno.com image 600x461]

/Sorry, been playing lots of Assassin's Creed III lately...
//Good game...


Leaving satisfied.

/taking an older lover IS a good idea I would think
 
2012-12-12 08:36:29 AM
I enjoyed all the episodes of "Black Adder" so I don't really see what's wrong with the premise here.
 
2012-12-12 08:37:57 AM

Podna: dittybopper: AMC developing new sitcom set in Colonial America featuring two brothers who are upset at Paul Revere. And if that doesn't sound awful enough, two people responsible for Whitney are in charge

Come on, show Whitney some love. He invented interchangeable musket parts and the cotton gin. That's got to be worth something.

He also made Slavery viable for another 50 years,


But his basic invention, improved and mechanized, is still used today, by non-slave cotton growers. Imagine how much your jeans would cost if cotton had to still be separated manually.
 
2012-12-12 08:39:20 AM

momby: I enjoyed all the episodes of "Black Adder" so I don't really see what's wrong with the premise here.


It doesn't have Rowan Atkinson in it. That's what's wrong with the premise.
 
2012-12-12 08:57:46 AM
Why the hell did AMC look at Breaking Bad as it was ending and say "we need less of this"? Or are they just in full panic mode and throwing shiat at the wall to see what sticks after summer 2013?
 
2012-12-12 09:24:57 AM

mekki: Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.


Yea, I'd watch this.

I loved Hell on Wheels, even if it was mostly just pointless meandering.

"John Adams" was excellent as well - brilliantly casted.
 
2012-12-12 09:30:01 AM
This has been done, but for the life of me I can't recall the name of the show. It was back in the early 90s and it flopped...miserably.
 
2012-12-12 09:36:29 AM
"these guys are so fcu*ing funny it's stupid. AMC is lucky lucky lucky.

Comment by fan - Tuesday December 11, 2012 @ 8:04pm PST
"

So we're all in agreement then? Sandler and Wenner have flooded that page's comments with admiring sock puppets.
 
2012-12-12 09:52:13 AM
Revere was made famous by the Longfellow poem about Concord and Lexington, but the Massachusetts militia did not trust him in military matters at all. His only action in the revolutionary war after getting captured on his famous ride came during the Penobscot expedition, which ended up in failure and he ended up being accused of cowardice and disobeying orders. He was a "dandy" who demanded his comforts, which several times caused delays in his providing covering fire for the colonial troops. During the final British attack he used his longboats to rescue his personal goods rather than the men stranded upriver, despite pleas from the stranded men and direct orders from superior officers. He later used his political influence to clear himself of all charges, but he was widely hated for this instance.
 
2012-12-12 10:10:10 AM

FirstNationalBastard: Maybe this means we will see a new season of The Secret Diary of Desmond Pfeiffer.


That was Civil War era, tool. Classic Pfeiffer such as that should be remembered exactly as it was.

// why are we walking like this?
 
2012-12-12 10:29:47 AM
So they watched that episode of its always sunny and just ran with it?
 
2012-12-12 10:40:43 AM

Slow To Return: mekki: Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.

Yea, I'd watch this.

I loved Hell on Wheels, even if it was mostly just pointless meandering.

"John Adams" was excellent as well - brilliantly casted.


I'd be all over that, too. And yes, Hell on Wheels was awesome.

/gonna do the marathon thing because I actually don't have a ton of shiat to do today
 
2012-12-12 10:46:56 AM
If precedence is any indication, they'll spend all of 2nd Season in Chelsea.
 
2012-12-12 11:29:56 AM
I hope they touch on the fact that Paul Revere didn't even really make the midnight ride. Two other guys did it while he got shiatfaced in a tavern and started a fight with some redcoats.
 
2012-12-12 11:42:11 AM
Man the shows on cable just keep getting crappier and crappier don't they. I mean is there any true successor to The Wire, or Deadwood? I mean breaking bad is great, but it is on its way out, and Boardwalk Empire and Mad Men are still pretty good, but other than that what is there? Sons of Anarchy is quickly becoming Grand Theft Auto the series, and I couldn't get past the first season of Walking Dead because I thought it was so stupid (mostly the whole idea of zombies and the idea that they could take over). I watched 4 seasons of True Blood and had to stop because it was becoming a chore and the only thing I was really watching for was hot actresses. Is there anything out there I am missing that I really should be watching?
 
2012-12-12 11:42:14 AM

LiQuid!: Wah wah! A show that I think sounds like something I will not enjoy exists and I am going to complain about how it detracts from other shows on the network that I like even though it doesn't!!! WAAAAAaaaaahhhh!


Not quite. This along with the other new shows they've been creating recently is indicative of a new direction they're heading in, which is the opposite direction of the shows they're acclaimed for. Breaking Bad will be gone in less than a year and I don't think Mad Men has much longer either. So it will soon be just Walking Dead and a complete load of shiat. Unless you know of any shows they have in the works that look halfway sophisticated, because I don't.
 
2012-12-12 11:49:18 AM

Gyrfalcon: A Colonial sitcom.

So we're going to be making fun of people for being politically incorrect, which gives bad writers a chance to make racist, sexist and classist jokes and then defend themselves by saying "Oh, but that's what people were like back then!"

Ha ha, it's been tried and failed before, but go ahead, we'll watch for five minutes and see you crash and burn again.


Crashes and failed? You just described mad men
 
2012-12-12 11:55:35 AM

mechgreg: Is there anything out there I am missing that I really should be watching?


I liked Game of Thrones... You didn't mentioned, soooo... check that out?
 
2012-12-12 12:00:32 PM

DarkPascual: mechgreg: Is there anything out there I am missing that I really should be watching?

I liked Game of Thrones... You didn't mentioned, soooo... check that out?


Is it more than just a fantasy show (like how Deadwood was more than just a western). Because I don't really like fantasy sword fighting wizard type stuff, but if this show is better than just that I might check it out.
 
2012-12-12 12:05:21 PM

mechgreg: DarkPascual: mechgreg: Is there anything out there I am missing that I really should be watching?

I liked Game of Thrones... You didn't mentioned, soooo... check that out?

Is it more than just a fantasy show (like how Deadwood was more than just a western). Because I don't really like fantasy sword fighting wizard type stuff, but if this show is better than just that I might check it out.


Well, there is a great deal of deconstruction of some of the most common fantasy tropes and archetypes and there is a heavy focus on character and intrigue, so I wouldn't call a straight fantasy work. There is swordfigthing and a deal of mystical elements, but those aren't the main focus...
 
2012-12-12 12:09:34 PM

dletter: log_jammin: Omahawg: I am trying to develop a script based on the true stories of 19th century prostitutes. is there any interest? anyone? bueller?

I could see an HBO series based on that.

Isn't that basically "Jack the Ripper"?


I'd recommend the musical version "Saucy Jack" by D. St. Hubbins
 
2012-12-12 12:16:33 PM
I am just imagining Jerry Seinfeld as the lead.

Scene, Jerry and his friends are sitting around a pub.

Jerry: What the heck is wrong with that Paul Revier. I ask him to fix my silver teapot then he looks out his window and goes running off screaming about people in blue coats or something.

Friends: Ya, there is something really wrong about him.

Jerry: Then I go back to his house the next day asking about my teapot and he said he could not work on it because he was detained by these imaginary bluecoats.... Barman give me another mead.

Barman: NO MEAD FOR YOU.

endscene
 
2012-12-12 02:02:37 PM
www.ifc.com

Whoa! Hold on a second. What?
 
2012-12-12 03:34:22 PM

SockMonkeyHolocaust: "Then they showed 'Arachnophobia'. Not what I would call an American Movie Classic"


As a comedy-horror movie; it sits in the top 3. EASILY.

/Army of Darkness and the original Scary Movie Saturday the 14th take up the other two slots.
 
2012-12-12 03:56:56 PM

varmitydog: Revere was made famous by the Longfellow poem about Concord and Lexington, but the Massachusetts militia did not trust him in military matters at all. His only action in the revolutionary war after getting captured on his famous ride came during the Penobscot expedition, which ended up in failure and he ended up being accused of cowardice and disobeying orders. He was a "dandy" who demanded his comforts, which several times caused delays in his providing covering fire for the colonial troops. During the final British attack he used his longboats to rescue his personal goods rather than the men stranded upriver, despite pleas from the stranded men and direct orders from superior officers. He later used his political influence to clear himself of all charges, but he was widely hated for this instance.


"Gather 'round, children./Daddy's gonna whistle /while he tells you the story of Isreal Bissell!"
 
2012-12-12 06:13:33 PM
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Crackers Are a Family Food: Slow To Return: mekki: Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.

Yea, I'd watch this.

I loved Hell on Wheels, even if it was mostly just pointless meandering.

"John Adams" was excellent as well - brilliantly casted.

I'd be all over that, too. And yes, Hell on Wheels was awesome.

/gonna do the marathon thing because I actually don't have a ton of shiat to do today


WAS?

Apparently Hell on Wheels isn't done.

Link
 
2012-12-12 08:30:02 PM

stilted: LinkCrackers Are a Family Food: Slow To Return: mekki: Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.

Yea, I'd watch this.

I loved Hell on Wheels, even if it was mostly just pointless meandering.

"John Adams" was excellent as well - brilliantly casted.

I'd be all over that, too. And yes, Hell on Wheels was awesome.

/gonna do the marathon thing because I actually don't have a ton of shiat to do today

WAS?

Apparently Hell on Wheels isn't done.

Link


Wow that's awesome news. After the season two finale, I guess I just kinda assumed they were done.
 
2012-12-12 08:32:26 PM

mechgreg: Is there anything out there I am missing that I really should be watching?


Have you tried Justified? If you're a Timothy Olyphant (Deadwood) fan or a Walton Goggins (The Shield) fan, you'd probably like it.
 
2012-12-12 11:09:16 PM

groppet: So they watched that episode of its always sunny and just ran with it?


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/flourish the pinky
 
2012-12-13 06:49:14 AM

Slow To Return: stilted: LinkCrackers Are a Family Food: Slow To Return: mekki: Forget a comedy. I would love a Colonial America drama set around the 13 Colonies but mostly in the likes of Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Boston. They could use Colonial Williamsburg as a set. It would be like John Adams.

Yea, I'd watch this.

I loved Hell on Wheels, even if it was mostly just pointless meandering.

"John Adams" was excellent as well - brilliantly casted.

I'd be all over that, too. And yes, Hell on Wheels was awesome.

/gonna do the marathon thing because I actually don't have a ton of shiat to do today

WAS?

Apparently Hell on Wheels isn't done.

Link

Wow that's awesome news. After the season two finale, I guess I just kinda assumed they were done.


But the showrunner left, so it's delayed.
 
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