"The Script Pile" is a biweekly column on Splitsider that takes a look at the screenplays for high-profile movie and TV comedies that never made it to the screen.
John Belushi spent five years as a movie star at the end of his life, and during that time, he never starred in a movie that he wrote. At the time of his death in 1982, however, he had been writing a movie script for himself to star in with longtime SNL writer Don Novello, best known as Father Guido Sarducci, serving as his co-writer. Called Noble Rot, it was a throwback to screwball comedies that, in the wake of [...]
While Community is still waiting in the wings to debut its short, 13-episode fourth season in February, another NBC sitcom, Whitney, is set to start up next week. Deadline reports that the Peacock Network has ordered five additional scripts for Whitney episodes, increasing the show's chances for sticking around for the full season. Over the summer, NBC decided to order only 13 episodes of both Whitney and Community and scheduled them both for Friday nights, in what the industry refers to as the "Friday night death slot." Then, NBC wisely backed off on that choice and slotted Whitney for October and Community for February 2013. These [...]
Oh, the magic and jokes and jokes about magic that must be within this .pdf! What's going to happen!?!?! Ron Howard, who tweeted this image (see it blown up below), said the script was, "Very very funny :-)" and had "Lots of lines for the narrator!" Ok, That's something! Also, it seems like the first episode will be entitled "Michael". That's pretty cool. Maybe to get more info we should camp outside the listed Culver City office or call the given phone number. "Hello. Is Mitch there? This is not a Arrested Development fan who wants to just hear his voice and try to extrapolate spoilers from its [...]