Tuesday, September 07, 2010

So, Will He Drive a Pickup or a Ferrari?

This is either the dumbest idea ever for a TV crime drama, with a totally self-referential gimmick that only longtime boob-heads like me would appreciate. Or it’s The Next Big Thing. I haven’t decided which yet. From Entertainment Weekly:
McG [aka Joseph McGinty Nichol] and Prison Break creator Paul T. Scheuring are developing I, P.I.--an hour-long drama about a private investigator who learned everything he knows about his chosen profession from favorite childhood shows like Magnum, P.I. and Simon & Simon, and subconsciously emulates the TV sleuths on the job--for ABC. A rep for Scheuring confirms he’s writing the pilot script, which McG (Charlie’s Angels, Terminator Salvation) is hoping to direct if it gets picked up.
(Hat tip to In Reference to Murder.)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I suppose it could work. Lee Goldberg got a Shamus nom on a similar premise.

Maybe he should hire Lee to script it.