Flint Ironstag: This had better not affect filming of QI.
AdolfOliverPanties: I had no interest in this. Now that Fry is on it, I have some interest. Now that I find out it is created by Greg Garcia, he of "My Name Is Earl" and "Raising Hope," I have quite a bit of interest. I'd love to see Stephen Fry get a hit TV show in the states. Not enough Americans know of his genius.
The_Philosopher_King: I don't think it will succeed. Middle America will not embrace a gay atheist as a star. You could be one or the other but not both. Fry is too outspoken in both roles.Pity, Fry is an amazing actor, writer, man.
rynthetyn: The_Philosopher_King: I don't think it will succeed. Middle America will not embrace a gay atheist as a star. You could be one or the other but not both. Fry is too outspoken in both roles.Pity, Fry is an amazing actor, writer, man.Meh, Middle America is fine with teh gheys on TV as long as they're not making them uncomfortable with those icky displays of affection and such. I'm pretty sure that Middle America is already convinced that teh gheys are all godless atheists anyway so it's not like Fry actually being an atheist is going to be a surprise. Heck, Middle America is finally warming to the idea of gay actors playing straight leading roles--I'm pretty darn sure that the reason White Collar comes up with hilariously weak excuses to get Matt Bomer in as little clothing as possible as often as possible is for the viewing pleasure of the housewives of Middle America.
rynthetyn: On one hand, CBS keeps putting out shiatty TV. On the other hand, Stephen Fry and Rupert Grint are pretty awesome and Greg Garcia makes good TV, so I guess I'll give it a shot.
The_Philosopher_King: Both decidedly not main-stream. After all, I think Fry should be much more famous in America than he is now. Maybe 3 out of 5 people knew who he is when I tell them about QI my current favorite show. So it isn't lack of talent holding him back. What is it then?
Mad_Radhu: I'm also really interested because Garcia is involved. Earl was fun, but Raising Hope is brilliant (Garrett Dillahunt is an underrated comedic genius). Fry and Grint just elevate this to shut up and take my money level.
rynthetyn: Middle America is finally warming to the idea of gay actors playing straight leading roles
Lokasenna: The premise... well, I guess it depends on what angle they take. If either of them is a bumbling moron who has to be constantly extricated by the other from whatever jam they've gotten into this week, it'll probably tank like a Panzer crashing into an Abrams. If they go with a less-brooding/less-stolid Bruce Wayne/Alfred relationship, it could work.
OhioKnight: rynthetyn: Middle America is finally warming to the idea of gay actors playing straight leading rolesFINALLY![encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com image 171x251]
Felgraf: I have no idea why, but I friggen love Fry's voice.
enry: Hugh Laurie as the next Doctor and Stephen Fry as his companion. That is all./might also accept Fry as Doctor and Laurie as companion.
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