Get Real, Sean Hayes
Ever look at the dopey situations and lousy dialogue on TV sitcoms and think, "I could write funnier than this crap"? Well, now's your chance, buddy. Bravo just picked up the talent-search series Situation: Comedy, created by Will & Grace star Sean Hayes and his college pal, Todd Milliner. "It's to find the next sitcom," Hayes recently told reporters at the TCA press tour in L.A. "It's kind of like a Project Greenlight for television."
The show's expected to bow this fall; hopeful scribes can apply through Sept. 18 via Bravo's website. "We're going to shoot two sitcom pilots," Hayes explained, "and have America decide which one they want to see go to series. But it could hit or not. I mean, who knows! It's just fun trying."
Besides Situation: Comedy, Hayes has also shot another Bravo pilot called Underexposed, about wannabe filmmakers. (That one has yet to be greenlit.) We must say, it's odd to see the Emmy-winning thesp jump on the reality bandwagon, while most TV actors spit on this genre, complaining it puts their colleagues out of work...
"I call [these projects] documentaries," he sniffed. "Here's the thing. The only two reality shows I'm doing are giving jobs to actors, writers, directors and producers. I enjoy watching [reality TV], but I don't want to be a part of it." Alrighty then!