Jason Katims Adapting "About A Boy" For NBC

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  1. Sawyer High King

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    http://www.deadline.com/2012/09/jason-katims-to-adapt-about-a-boy-as-comedy-series-project-for-nbc/
    http://www.deadline.com/2013/01/jon-favreau-to-direct-jason-katims-nbc-comedy-pilot-about-a-boy/
    Love Katims' writing. I could see him taking elements of Parenthood and using them on this series. I'll be interested to see his approach to half-hour comedy instead of hour-long drama. Also interested to see how Favreau works out.
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/02/david-walton-to-star-in-nbc-comedy-pilot-about-a-boy/
     
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    Haha, as soon as his character left New Girl this week, I was like, "We'll be seeing him as the lead in some pilot this fall." He's the perfect choice for this, imo. I always loved this book, and this movie, so I'll definitely be checking this out.
     
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    http://tvline.com/2013/02/14/about-a-boy-tv-series-minnie-driver/
    :up:
     
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    I've read the book and seen the film and I just can't see this adapted as a comedy series.
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/03/sar...turned-adds-mark-hildreth-leslie-bibb-in-boy/
    Love Bibb. :up:
     
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    http://www.deadline.com/2013/05/nbc-starts-ordering-new-series-crisis-about-a-boy-picked-up/
    FIRST LOOK IMAGE
     
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    http://tvline.com/2014/01/10/nbc-midseason-schedule-2014/
    Good lead-ins there. Hope they give the show a shot at sticking around.
     
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    Trailer
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    Looks great. Katims looks like he can handle writing comedy just as well as drama. I was about to chastise NBC for holding something this hilarious looking for midseason, but considering how the fall schedule turned out for the new NBC comedies, maybe it's better this way.

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/01/about-a-boy-parenthood-tv-crossover-nbc/
    Love hearing this. :up:
     
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/nbcs-a-boy-parenthood-crossovers-672396
     
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/friday-night-lights-reunion-adrianne-673560
     
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    The first episode is the whole book in one short go......

    Booo
     
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    I think that's kind of the point.
     
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    I know but I was hoping for maybe 3 episodes to flesh it out a little.

    Still sounds like an interesting show though.
     
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    Im unable to watch the trailer :(
     
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    http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/01/30/tony-hale-about-a-boy/
    Whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

    I do have a little trouble believing that Minnie Driver ever would've slept with Buster Bluth, though... :o
     
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    http://www.tvguide.com/News/About-Boy-Will-Sasso-1077397.aspx
    WILL SASSO?!?

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    Premieres tonight. :up:
     
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    Pilot was pretty much exactly what I was expecting, and that's not bad. Can't wait to see the episodes to come. Hope it does well.
     
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    Is it worth watching?
     
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    I'd say so.

    http://www.deadline.com/2014/02/olympics-sochi-nbc-ratings-new-low-final-saturday/
     
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    Huge fan of the movie, tuned in, and it's promising. Obviously, I'm pretty used to Hugh as Will, so it took some getting used to, but I think they do a good job of basically squeezing the events of the first movie (most of it) in the pilot, the changes done (haven't read the book, so just going by the movie) are pretty cool.

    Walton & Stockham do a very good job, chemistry seems good, Stockham especially seems very promising. The pilot is good fun, well acted & written, very excited to see where they're gonna take this.
     
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    Liked the pilot. Walton and Driver are great, not sure so sure about Stockham yet although it might be unfair to compare him to Hoult.

    Will definitely be Hulu'ing the rest of the season though.
     

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