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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Sunday, July 24, 2005

Okay, Here's the Situation...


...Situation: Comedy, that is. So hopefully you've heard about this show starting up this Tuesday on Bravo, and if you haven't, well, you have now! It's basically like Project Greenlight, but for sitcoms, rather than feature films.

Why am I mentioning it? Because FOFJ (Friend Of Fun Joel) Mark Treitel is one of the finalists! They started with 10,000 submissions, and narrowed it to 10. The first episode moves from those 10, down to 5, then to 2. And the rest of the series will show those two becoming pilots. At the end of the season, we all get to vote, and then one gets aired. Or something like that!

The Village Voice praised Treitel and partner Shoe Schuster's script, Sperm Donor, as such:

The only faintly promising pitch comes from a duo who present their idea as "Who's the Boss? meets funny" -- —a reminder that plenty of past hit sitcoms weren't actually all that hilarious. Maybe that's why the art form is dying: Our expectations have risen, while the networks keep serving us updated versions of Who's the Boss?

Sounds good, huh? Just don't tell Alyssa Milano and Tony Danza!

Anyway, if you want a preview, click here and go to "Situation Comedy" under "New Episodes" at the bottom of the page. Either way, I hope you'll check out the show on Tuesday night, and put your best thoughts out there for Mark and Shoe!

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4 Comments:

Blogger TN_Dreamer said...

thanks for the blog. I had heard about Situation Comedy a while back & meant to make sure to watch it. Then I started writing this screenplay & I've been too busy writing to pay much attention to tv. If you hadn't put this up, I would've missed it!

2:59 AM  
Anonymous Mark Treitel said...

Thanks Fun Joel! Very cool shout out.
I hope everyone can watch Tuesday night and pass along the info to your friends. For more up-to-the-last-time I posted, check out Mark Treitel. With a title like "The Sperm Donor" you have to at least watch.

3:27 AM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

My pleasure Mark, and best of luck! BTW, I already added a link to your blog down in the sidebar! ;-)

3:50 AM  
Blogger kristine said...

yeah, this show looks excellent! kickass for your friend!

11:13 PM  

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