Alright, I’ve got a confession to make: I never really got into Mr. Show. It’s not that I don’t find David Cross or Bob Odenkirk funny, but rather that I probably haven’t seen enough of their sketches (or at least not enough of the good ones) to really get me hooked. That said, I am excited to hear that they will be returning to HBO again in the near future with a new comedy series called DavidÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Situation. The pilot has reportedly been greenlit and will start shooting in May.
David Cross will be playing himself as a comedian who moves out of Hollywood into suburbia and rooms with two polar opposites: an ultra-conservative and a “liberal hippie”. It will be a sitcom format, but also somewhat reminiscent of Mr. Show, as David Cross explains: “It will follow a traditional sitcom feeling, but will also feel like a big sketch, even though the characters will remain the same each week… Because itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s HBO, we are going to write and shoot our own commercials that will probably have nothing to do with the show, and have two commercial breaks and have an epilogue and all that stuff.”
On the one hand, you have to wonder if the two were aiming to be a little more successful on their own after Mr. Show and are disappointed to come back to do another TV series. On the other hand, it seems like they are generally just excited to be working together again, and that can only result in comedic goodness for the rest of us. Hey, if it means that Bob Odenkirk doesn’t have to direct stuff like The Brothers Solomon and Let’s Go To Prison anymore, then I’m all for it!