Here are some intriguing TV show ideas that I think would be just perfect to pitch to a network or whatever.
THE SLACKER AND THE CEO:
Hilarity ensues when a wacky mishap forces a middle-aged corporate executive to move in with a ‘Gen Y’ unemployed dude. Later in the series, a comic misunderstanding forces them to switch roles. When the stories begin to wear thin, we’ll introduce their twin brothers: the CEO’s brother is a vagrant and the slacker’s is a corporate climber!
MIDGETS ‘N’ CHIMPS:
The title says it all. A buddy cop show à la ‘Starsky & Hutch’. It focuses on the dynamic between a fastidious veteran detective, Dan Midgets and his wild rookie partner, Doug Chimps.
ELEPHANT VS. JACK RUSSELL TERRIER:
Kind of like the classic ‘Coyote and Road Runner’. A lot of people like Jack Russell terriers and naturally will root for him. But a lot of people find them overly cute, yappy and too trendy, so they’ll be rooting for the elephant to squish the dog. Not a cartoon.
Fred Schneider (of the B-52’s pop combo) stars as an overtly macho yet unfulfilled interior decorator who regularly beds his wealthy matron clients. A “dramedy” set in Portland, Oregon, CLOSET SPACE also features an irrepressible Yorkshire Terrier.
THE IDIOT AND THE APE:
Wherein an idiot savant pals around with an orangutan and soothes the savage beast with harmonica music. An opportunity to cash in on the ‘Forrest Gump’ phenomena.
A prime time cartoon show chronicling the adventures of a senior Casper who hates children and wants nothing to do with making friends.
ARE YOU THICKE?:
A zany game show where contestants try to guess which one of three “celebrities” is really Alan Thicke. Possible “celebrities” to fool the partially nude and blindfolded contestants include: Phillip Michael Thomas, Dom DeLuise, Gary Burghoff, Mike Farrell, Larry Linville - indeed, all the cast members of MASH except Alan Alda and the fat limey snob. Suitable for cable, as it will be laced with vulgar profanity. Hosted by Gabe Kaplan.
Jamie Farr hosts a sensitive series of one hour specials designed to generate awareness, tolerance and hopefully, greater acceptance of gays & lesbians. Interviews and light-hearted illustrations featuring Abe Vigoda. Also starring the vocal talents of Rich Little who provides the voice of a disembodied ghost.
Venerable star of stage and screen, Carol Channing portrays Carol Fingerman, a slumlord spinster who’s court ordered to care for 3 crack babies after their mother perishes from exposure in one of Carol’s drafty, unheated tenement apartments. Featuring an ensemble cast, notably Malcolm-Jamal Warner and introducing the Tawanna-Briggs sextuplets as the babies. Sherman Helmsley has a recurring role as the love interest.
Former child oddity Mason Reece makes his triumphant return to television as a free spirit who finds himself in a Turkish prison on trumped-up charges. He spends his days pacing his cramped cell, uttering profundities. His only companion: an animatronic mouse with the voice provided by Rich Little. Mason’s hot lead enema interrogation scene has “Emmy” written all over it!
THE GENESIS & MARIE VARIETY HOUR:
Three addled teabags and a singing Mormon. Watch the fireworks fly!
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