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Friday, February 1st, 2013

John Goodman Will Star in Amazon's Comedy Pilot 'Alpha House'

Amazon is getting ready to launch a batch of original comedy shows, and John Goodman has been added the pilot for a new show called Alpha House, Deadline reports. Alpha House, created by Doonesbury and Tanner '88's Garry Trudeaufollows a group of four senators living in a rented house together in Washington DC, and it's just one of six Amazon comedy pilots in development right now. Goodman will play Gil John Biggs, a senator from North Carolina, who finds his seat in jeopardy when Duke's basketball coach runs against him. The show was inspired by a popular news story from a few years back about Democrats Chuck Schumer, Dick Durbin, George Miller and Bill Delahunt all sharing a house. At the very least, watching senators at home should be more exciting than watching them at work on C-SPAN.

  • Guard LLama

    Am I the only one getting kind of excited for all these shows coming to streaming internet services? I cancelled my cable subscription last year in favor of the Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Prime trifecta. So, I'm all for this digital revolution to get underway.