Jim Belushi sells sitcom pilot to ABC

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He’s baaaack: Jim Belushi just sold a sitcom pilot to ABC.

The former According to Jim star is working on a new comedy “where a co-dependent father and his teenage daughter’s relationship is turned upside down when they are put together in a unique situation.”  Diane English (Murphy Brown) is the showrunner on the “put pilot” deal (where there’s a big penalty if the project doesn’t air) for the show, which is titled You Won’t Even Know I’m Here.

So you know what this means: If Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing survives the season, we could be in for an Allen/Belushi working man’s family comedy hour.

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  • just saying

    i may give diane english the benefit of the doubt (loved murphy brown in the beginning years before it derailed), but jim belushi? no, no, no, NO!

    • Anno

      So with you on that “just saying”. I don’t know what tv execs see in that twit.

      • What?

        How did According to Jim stay on the air that long? I knew white people were kind of lame, but even I couldn’t imagine they would enjoy that bland of a “comedy”

      • MultiPass

        The same reason people like Rick Perry reach the national stage, Michelle Bachmann can marry a gay guy and assail gay rights at every turn and not get called on it; the same reason George W Bush got re-elected, the same reason working people are stupid enough to vote Republican. People, in general, are very very stupid, uninteresting and not intellectually curious. They need crap like Belushi to laugh at because they can understand it and feel slightly superior.

    • Allison

      To her credit Diane English left after season 4 so she was not responsible for the derailment of Murphy Brown

  • shawn

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Dyslexic

      OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! For the love of God ABC, no more Jim Belushi! Please!

    • Buff

      ^This

  • Oprah

    Portia de Rossi did the Put Pilot thing better, Jim.

  • Michael

    Jim Belushi rock would not mind if he joing NCIS

  • TVDIVA

    With Diane Murphy attached it may be worth watching.

    • thisroom

      I think you mean Diane English?

  • Sue1

    According to Jim was possibly the worst shows ever. Pushing Daisies was gone and Belushi’s SO freakin’ unfunny show remained. Only because of Diane English, I will give it a try.

  • Pope Benedict XVI

    Jim Belushi is the Devil!

    • GetaLifeLosers

      You’re an a**hole.

  • Scab

    I’ll just save myself some time and puke in my mouth now.

  • Jed

    And how in the hell does this clown still get work? Oh, that’s right…work for ABC, where most anything doesn’t work over there!

  • Johnny

    What horrible, horrible news.

  • Tough

    You guys are tough. Not one kind word. I loved him in The Defenders and was very upset that that show didn’t get another season. I didn’t like According to Jim because I felt that he didn’t match as a couple with Courtney Thorne Smith. I love her, and I always felt that they were mismatched. She’s hot and he’s ordinary. I felt if he had another actress as a wife the show would have worked better, or if she had a different husband. I never saw the attraction between them both. But I did like him in The Defenders.

    • thisroom

      So you’re the ONE who watched that show!!??!

    • GetaLifeLosers

      Believe it or not, thisroom, there was actually one more than one person who watched (and liked) According to Jim. It was way better than the utter garbage on TV show (especially that Tyler Perry crap). I’m glad Jim Belushi’s coming back to TV and I was sad to “The Defenders” didn’t last that long. No wonder American TV sucks so bad. The people who watch it have some serious issues to address.

  • vomit

    Oh, GODDDDDD………dreadful star, dreadful writer, dreadful premise……no more. Please, no more. Please, I beg of you.

  • JPX

    God, I thought we were done with him. Why has America embraced this dolt? Oh yeah, the masses are a$$es.

    • Cris

      I dunno … I see most of the commenters here doing the Darth Vader “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!” at this news. But, I suppose Belushi is pretty popular with the Jay Leno set … you know … the people with no taste and no concept of comedy,

      • Jay Leno

        This guy is lame.

  • amy

    Hey, I resemble, I mean resent that comment! lol

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