Fox Ordered a Comedy Inspired by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 20: Recording artist Rivers Cuomo of the music group Weezer performs onstage during the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 20, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)
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Fox ordered a pilot for a single-camera comedy today that will be loosely based on the real-life back-to-college experiences of Weezer’s lead singer, Rivers Cuomo. Psych creator Steve Franks will write the show, called DeTour, and Cuomo will serve as one of the executive producers. Between 1995 and 2006, Cuomo intermittently attended Harvard, where he majored in English and nabbed a spot in Phi Beta Kappa. Fox’s project will similarly follow a middle-aged rock star who takes a hiatus from his band to return to college — probably with some raucous embellishments here and there.

Fox Ordered a Comedy About Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo