Published Aug 27, 2014Bespectacled alt rock icon Rivers Cuomo has been busy working on Everything Will Be Alright in the End, the next LP from his long-running band Weezer, but he's also been keeping busy in other ways. The singer has reportedly sold a semi-autobiographical television show to Fox.
Deadline reports that Cuomo teamed up with Psych creator Steve Franks to create the show DeTour. The series will be a single-cam comedy inspired by Cuomo's own real-life experiences.
The show focuses on a rock star in his thirties who, when faced with the pressures of fame and the insecurities that they've peaked as an artist, decides to walk away from the spotlight and attempt to live a normal life. It all sounds fairly similar to Cuomo's lengthy Weezer hiatus, where he enrolled at Harvard as a full-time student.
Fox has made a "put pilot" commitment to the show, meaning they'll definitely air the pilot no matter what. Often, these deals are made when the network plans on picking the show up to series.
In addition to writing and creating the show, Cuomo will serve as an executive producer.
Before any of that, Cuomo will be plenty busy with Everything Will Be Alright in the End, which arrives on October 7.