Fox Turned Down Rivers Cuomo’s Sitcom, ‘DeTour’
Cuomo opened up about the sad news in an interview with Vulture. “DeTour did not get picked up,” he said. “So that whole chapter is closed.”
“It’s weird; in music, if you make an album and your label decides not to put it out, you can bring it to another label and sometimes it can be a big success,” he continued. “At least it gets out. In TV, I’ve learned, it’s not like that. The pilot was made, completely finished, and we can’t show it to anybody! No one will ever see it. It’s a huge waste of money.”
The show, spearheaded by Cuomo and Psych creator Steve Franks, had already casted British actor Ben Aldridge as the lead, along with Peter Gallagher, Olivia Thirlby and Joey Morgan. The plot was said to mirror Cuomo’s own experiences as a rock star who left the limelight to return to college.
In the Vulture interview, Cuomo also revealed that Weezer’s next album -- a follow-up to last year’s Everything Will Be Alright in the End -- will include a song called “Foolish Father” based on the Shakespeare play, King Lear.
Read Cuomo’s entire interview right here.
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