The show, which NBC announced Monday, was set to be a half-hour comedy that picked up 10 years after the original Say Anything left off. At that point in the Say Anything world, Lloyd Dobler and Diane Court would be finding their way back to each other after breaking up after their brief post-graduation romance. READ FULL STORY
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Lloyd Dobler and his boombox are set to return to the screen in the form of an NBC Say Anything series—but not if Cameron Crowe has anything to say about it.
The last time audiences saw Dobler (John Cusack) and Diane Court (Ione Skye), they were happy in love post-high school graduation, but the half-hour series will pick up 10 years later at a time when the couple are long broken up but finding their way back into each other’s lives.
Crowe, who directed the original 1989 Say Anything, wants Dobler and Court’s relationship to stay in the past, though: “Regarding the announcement of a ‘Say Anything’ tv show,” Crowe tweeted soon after the news broke Monday, “@JohnCusack, @IoneSkye1 and I have no involvement… except in trying to stop it.” READ FULL STORY
Cameron Crowe and J.J. Abrams have long wanted to do a TV series focused on the crew behind a large rock tour, and now they’re getting their chance: Showtime is set to produce an hour-long pilot for their potential half-hour comedy Roadies. The network describes the show as “an inside look at the reckless, romantic, funny and often poignant lives of a committed group of characters who live for music and the de facto family they’ve formed along the way.”
Crowe, who won an Oscar for writing Almost Famous, will pen and direct the pilot, which he’ll exec produce with Abrams, Bryan Burk (Lost, Fringe), and My So-Called Life creator Winnie Holzman, who’ll also serve as showrunner.
“Roadies is Cameron Crowe at his most musically passionate, colorful character best,” Abrams says in the announcement. “We had been talking about the series for so long, but when he actually handed me the script, it was funnier and sweeter and wilder than I had ever imagined. Showtime is the perfect home for these characters—and there is no one I’ve been hoping to work with more than the truly brilliant Winnie Holzman.”
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