by Dagwood l Thursday, August 28, 2014
FOX Network has handed out a hefty put-pilot commitment to a single-camera comedy "DeTour", inspired by the life of Weezer frontman, Rivers Cuomo.
Based on a pitch from "Psych" creator Steve Franks ,"DeTour" is described as a coming-of-age story that's slightly out of sequence. It tells the story of a 30-something rock star who, unable to rationalize his success and worried that he may not have the tools to repeat it, walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success.
The series is semi-autobiographical and will incorporate real events from Cuomo's own life such as him attending Harvard University on and off from 1995 to 2006 where he lived in dorms and ate in the student cafeteria.
The series will embellish his experience with a small group of misfit friends.