On the comedy side, the network that brought us Twitter-based $#*! My Dad Says and Twitter-based actor Ashton Kutcher is once again showing its affinity for new media. CBS has greenlit Friend Me. Here’s the (rather extensive) logline: “Twentysomething best friends, Evan and Rob, move from their hometown of Bloomington, Ind., to Los Angeles to begin their exciting new lives working at Groupon. Evan is having trouble breaking his old slothful habits and rather than go out after work to explore L.A. and meet new people, prefers to play online poker with his buddies back home. Rob has different plans and is determined to drag Evan, kicking and screaming, along with him.” Cast includes Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicholas Braun.
The nerdy dude from “Superbad” somehow makes this idea less nerdy. The company just had its first profit, and they’re screwing it up already. Sigh.
LOL. CBS, the deal is off.
It’s almost like network television just doesn’t give a shit anymore. They’ve reached that point in their collective depression where they just say “Sure. Whatever.” and refuse to move off the couch.