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Posted at 10:43 AM ET, 05/ 1/2006

Rocking the Prime Time Line-Up, Part 2

By Liz Kelly

On Friday, after word that Mick Jagger will star in his very own ABC sitcom this fall, I asked readers to come up with alternate sitcom pitches (because surely we can do better than the current Jagger premise -- a group of New Yorkers trying to rob his apartment. Talk about mission improbable.)

For the Simpsons, a bite of reality.

Anyhoo, you came through with some excellent concepts. See the full range of offerings here. A few of the best are excerpted below.

Cat Scratch Liver: Ted Nugent gets a liver transplant and has to take a job in a veterinarian clinic. (JP Evans)

Money for Nothing: Dire Straits frontman Mark Knopfler teaches buttoned-down students from New England prep schools how to become petty street criminals and pickpockets. (Ed)

The Simpsons: Jessica and Ashlee Simpson both gain 50 pounds and learn how difficult the life of a musician is when you have to survive on talent alone. (Matt)

Who's Left? Surviving Who members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey doggedly continue with their reunion tours, auditioning new drummers and bassists at each stop to fill in for their deceased bandmates. (James)

Better Keith Than Me: To win a $1 Million World's Ugliest Man Contest, an unemployed man kidnaps Keith Richards and has his plastic surgeon brother switch faces with Keith. (Jeff)

It's not too late to add your concept below. News about Keith Richards' fall from a Fiji coconut tree arrived only this morning -- someone get the man an orange shirt and a sailor's cap...

By Liz Kelly  | May 1, 2006; 10:43 AM ET
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Show idea:

Sitting Around

Reality show in which contestants meditate in front of a live audience as George Harrison's ghost comments on their ability to sit still and empty their minds. Runners up get a week in a monastery. Grand prize winner receives nothing.

Posted by: Michael Sigman | May 1, 2006 12:52 PM | Report abuse

"Van Halon" - Hilarity ensues in this fish-out-of-water sitcom in which eighties pop-metal gods Eddie and Alex Van Halen open a fire extinguisher dealership.

Posted by: Tex | May 2, 2006 12:59 PM | Report abuse

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