Rocking the Prime Time Line-Up
As noted earlier this week, Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is slated to star in his own TV sitcom this fall on ABC. So far, the premise is a bit fuzzy, but U.K.'s Guardian newspaper confirms Jagger has completed work on a pilot and describes the show as a "24-part series about a group of hard-up New Yorkers who decide to rob Mick Jagger." The working title? "Let's Rob Mick Jagger."
Oooohkay. We can do better than that.
This thing could be the latest in the wave of crossover TV stars and our ticket to pilot gold. If captains of industry (Donald Trump) and princesses of trust funds (Paris Hilton) can make it on the small screen, why not Mick and a slew of other former guitar slingers?
There have to be halls-of-fame full of aging rockers ready for 22 minutes of weeknight hilarity. All we need to do is marry the right name to the right premise and -- bingo -- hello syndication.
Remember, nothing is too outlandish or mundane. (After all, we are the same viewing public that happily plops on the couch to watch "Dancing With the Stars" and has been known to get emotionally invested in quasi-reality shows like "Blowout" and "America's Next Top Model." Or maybe that's just me).
I'll get the brainstorming started with a few suggestions below, but please add your own to the comments section.
Who's Jimmy Page's Boss?: The legendary Led Zeppelin guitarist goes nutty when Tony Danza moves into his mansion and his heart.
Hide Lou Reed's Cigarettes: The aging Velvet Underground frontman gets blue in the face when his fictional niece takes away Uncle Lou's nicotine.
Radio Ga Ga: David Lee Roth plays a washed up jock rocker who tries his hand at morning radio, only to be fired after a few months. What will he do next?!
The Raving Davies: After decades of collaboration and head-butting as the Kinks, Dave and Ray Davies find themselves marooned on a wacky planet populated by nonsense-babbling Teletubbies. Tagline: "This wacky planet ain't big enough for two Davies."
Stevie Nixon: Building on the success of Geena Davis' popular "Commander in Chief" series, former Fleetwood Mac songstress Stevie Nicks is transported back in time and into the body of President Richard M. Nixon circa 1972. With special guest appearances by G. Gordon Liddy and Lindsay Buckingham.
Add yours below...
| April 28, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
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