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ABC Brings "Cavemen" Into the Light

Want to hear about the most, er, novel piece of development this pilot season? Variety online has the scoop and apparently it involves... cavemen.

Yes, cavemen.

ABC has ordered a single-camera comedy pilot called (you guessed it!) Cavemen, featuring three pre-historic guys who fight against prejudice "as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta." Um, right.

Project, written by Joe Lawson, is based on those obnoxious Geico commercials that propose that their website is so easy to use that even a caveman could use it. (Thanks to the magic of commercial-skipping TiVo, I think I've only seen the series of spots once.)

Lawson created the spots, which depict cavemen trying to navigate the often confusing and bewildering modern world. He'll executive produce the pilot for Cavemen, along with Daniel Rappaport, Guymon Cassady, Will Speck, and Josh Gordon. Speck and Gordon will direct the pilot as well.

I'm not quite sure how well the adventures of a boorish caveman reacting to modern life will work as an ongoing series. But then again, According to Jim is still on the air.


The CineManiac said…
First, Who ever greenlit this needs to be fired, seriously. Commercials are one thing, and some are slightly funny. SNL skits starring Phil Hartman (God Rest His Soul) were also quite good.
But seriously an entire Series?!?! So we can allow great shows to pass out of existence far to early (See Freaks and Geeks, anything by Tim Minear) yet there's room on TV for this crap?!?!?!?

Best line I've read this year:
"I'm not quite sure how well the adventures of a boorish caveman reacting to modern life will work as an ongoing series. But then again, According to Jim is still on the air." - Brilliant!
Unknown said…
Hey, hey, hey. Don't be so hard on According to Jim. How many family-friendly sitcoms are there anymore? I'll grant you it's not as ground-breaking and funny as Arrested Development or The Office, but it's got its appeal.
Anonymous said…
yeah - i read this earlier, and I just thought..."huh?"
Wow. This sounds horrible. Truly horrible.
Anonymous said…
This may or may not make for a good comedy series, but I must admit that I actually enjoy those Geico commercials. I can't think of any other commercial I would say that about.

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