Last Wednesday, a lot of terrible ideas were kicked around by Hollywood. First, a "Robin prequel" television series by the new showrunners of Smallville. Then, the Hollywood Reporter announced that NBC would pick up the script for a new version of "The Partridge Family."
The Peacock has picked up a contemporary single-camera take on the classic ABC sitcom to be written by Jeff Rake.... A fan of the 1970s series, Rake plans to "turn the premise on its head."
"In the original, the kids actually recruited their mom to front the band, which I can't see happening in any family on this planet," he said. "The new version will reflect what seems to me to be the more realistic family band scenario these days: a struggling, sort of well-meaning mom pimping her kids in order to create a wholesome-slash-sexy cash cow."
(More about "The Graysons" and Ten Inch Hero after the jump.)
Laura: NBC hates me, and everything I stand for. Has there been news recently that didn't sound like the worst thing ever? Because this is worse than The Graysons.
Brenda: A serious Partridge family. Does this mean a serious Brady Bunch is in the works? Where Peter is a junkie and Cindy was only born so they could harvest her organs for Marsha?
Laura: I don't know. That version of the Brady Bunch sounds hilarious.
According to Variety, the CW is preparing a new series based on Dick Grayson – before he was Robin, the sidekick of Batman. ... As the trade reports, the series will take a Smallville tone in that it will focus on the young man (Dick “DJ” Grayson - his full name is Richard John Grayson) before his hero days. ... Given the comparisons to Smallvile, its likely that The Graysons will cast Dick...”DJ”...along the lines of Chris O’Donnell in 1995’s Batman Forever, that is a teenager, rather than the young boy as seen in the original comics.
Laura: "DJ"? WTF?! Can't we just have Robin?
Brenda: Why the fuck can't we have a Nightwing show? Wouldn't that be much more interesting? He won't be seven years old. Sex scenes, hello.
Laura: The Dick/Babs/Kory love triangle is the stuff of the CW's dreams. Actually, Nightwing is the stuff of the CW's dreams. He's the DCU's top pretty boy. By the way, has anyone heard of this Ten Inch Hero thing?
Brenda: Isn't it a Jensen Ackles thing? *Brenda watches video*
Brenda: Yes, it's that Jensen Ackles thing where he has a mohawk. He's talked about it in interviews but I don't think it was released or anything.
Laura: I have never heard of it. I want to see the whole thing now.
Brenda: I think it was shot quite a while ago and they're just getting around to releasing it.
Laura: Isn't that the way with a lot of indie movies. J-Pad did a movie with Peter O'Toole that still hasn't been released.
Brenda: From what I understand, it's kind of like Clerks, I guess. It's a bunch of people working in a store or something. I dunno -- it's an indie movie. They usually don't have a lot by way of a plot. I mean, not like a "shit blows up and then shit gets real" plot.
Laura: So the whole movie is basically like that scene? I can deal with that. It's gotta be better than that crappy horror movie he was in.
Brenda: I think, technically, that YouTube clip is longer than how far I managed to make it into Devour, so by default I would have to agree.