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Tuesday, October 18th, 2011

Zombieland TV Show Slowly Shambles Around Fox

If anything would get Bill Murray out of his opulent solid gold mansion for a day, it's the chance to slip into some prosthetic rotting flesh for Fox's new Zombieland TV show. In addition to leveraging our collective love of the teeming undead masses, the 2009 film's writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick would also be penning the show, which is rumored for the 2012-2013 season. Over at Vulture, Zombieland producer Gavin Polone reveals that CBS had originally ordered a Zombieland pilot script back in 2005, as "[t]he original plan for this was to make it as a TV show." As to be expected, hopes were high "but they did what networks do, which is to take all the good stuff out." Even while acknowledging my own pro-zombie-anything bias, I think this show is a (moldering, flesh-hungry) monster idea. Who hasn't been watching Walking Dead and just wished there were more laffs? No one. Not one person.