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The IRS as a TV star?

By Ed O'Keefe

The Internal Revenue Service is set to appear as the backdrop for a new Fox comedy series produced by "Happy Days" alum Ron Howard, Entertainment Weekly reports.

No, really.

The as-yet unnamed show, known around Hollywood as "Untitled Ron Howard IRS," will reportedly star David Krumholtz, currently of the CBS drama "Numb3rs." He will lead a cast that works at an IRS district office. The show's scripts will be penned by "Office" writer-director Brent Forrester.

If the show makes it to air, it would join CBS's "NCIS" franchise as shows built around real-life federal agencies. Other recent attempts ("Homeland Security USA" anyone?) have bombed.

But a whole show built around an IRS office? How would you make that entertaining? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

By Ed O'Keefe  | February 12, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
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Comments

Are you going to ask John Berry if he regrets his decision to open the government today, given the horrendous rush hour and the derailment?

Posted by: WashingtonDame | February 12, 2010 1:07 PM | Report abuse

With this administration we have to ask, is this going to be IRS-funded?

Posted by: fireball72 | February 12, 2010 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Have a story line of dealing with a high paid movie star who thinks there's no legal authority for the income tax? Or a reality show star who claims the network was supposed to pay the taxes on his winnings? Or someone who has gotten a money offer from a Nigerian scam who is worried about paying taxes on the windfall?

Posted by: bharshaw | February 12, 2010 4:25 PM | Report abuse

Is this being brought to us by the same person who felt that Jay Leno was going to be the ratings leader at 10:00 PM.

My prediction - canceled after one episode with the lowest ratings in TV history.

Posted by: vexillologist | February 12, 2010 8:59 PM | Report abuse

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