Splitsider

 

If NBC Cancels Community and Replaces It With a Dane Cook Sitcom, I Quit

NBC has gone and done it: they're giving Dane Cook his own sitcom. Yes, Dane! (not really the title, at least not yet) is on track for a premiere in the 2012-13 season. Cook has been given a development deal, so it's still very early in the process and may not actually happen. But hey, let's keep an open mind. It could be great, right? Maybe he'll take a cue from his new buddy Louis CK and become TV's next experimental comedy auteur. Or maybe he'll make a multicam sitcom about him being the only single bro left of all his buddies, who are now totally whipped by [...]

Oh, Jesus: The Cast of Jersey Shore Will Appear in the Three Stooges Movie

So, were you holding out hope that the Farrelly Brothers' upcoming Three Stooges reboot would be good? That they'd respect the source material and create something that we can all enjoy? Well, I've got some bad news for you: it's been announced that none other than the cast of Jersey Shore will be making an appearance in the film. I honestly can't think of any people who could more quickly kill off my interest in a movie just by being involved in it. Unless the stooges start out by playfully bonking Sammi on the head but then start bonking her on the head for real until she dies, [...]

A Beetlejuice Sequel Is in the Works Now for Some Reason

A sequel to Beetlejuice is in the works now, because the original movie exists and new ideas don't yet so why wouldn't they just focus on that? Ah well, it could be worse: "The film will not be a remake; the intention is to reboot it by advancing the storyline of the original." I mean, haven't we all wondered where Beetlejuice is 25 years later? I'm guessing older, and with more CGI all around him.

Yes, Charlie Sheen Is Making an Anger Management TV Show

Good news for people who like bad things! Charlie Sheen is currently plotting his comeback, and it will involve remaking the Adam Sandler/Jack Nicholson turd Anger Management for TV. Lionsgate has signed on to produce the show, for some reason, despite normally producing good things such as Mad Men, Nurse Jackie and Weeds. Of course, no network has stepped up and agreed to air this thing yet. Part of me likes to imagine a world in which all of them would have the good sense to not touch it, but you know someone will pick it up.

John Belushi's Ex-Wife and Anne Beatts Are Trying to Bring The Blues Brothers to TV

For some reason, Judy Belushi and former SNL writer Anne Beatts are trying to revive The Blues Brothers for TV. I mean, you guys don't want to let the magic that was Blues Brothers 2000 die, do you?!

The premise for the show currently has "the pair out of jail and Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real dad." Neither Dan Aykroyd or Jim Belushi would star; instead, they'd look to recast the duo. Oh, and also, there is this: If the pilot goes to series, each episode would include a musical number, presumably featuring a new Blues Brothers band.

"It would be [...]

Some Dude Wrote Ferris Bueller 2 and God Help Us All

Of all the movies that really don't need a sequel, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is near the top of the list. 25 years later, why would we need to check in on some high school kids who skipped school for a day and had some fun adventures? What could these now-middle-aged folks possibly be up to that would make it worth dragging a near-perfect classic through the ringer for? Well, here's Arizona-based screenwriter Rick Rapier's pitch: Ferris is a motivational speaker, and he really needs another day off. And he already has a 105-page script completed.

Yes, Ferris Bueller 2: Another Day Off exists on paper, and Rapier claims [...]