Skip to main content

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.

Popular posts from this blog

Katie Lee Packs Her Knives: Breaking News from Bravo's "Top Chef"

The android has left the building. Or the test kitchen, anyway. Top Chef 's robotic host Katie Lee Joel, the veritable "Uptown Girl" herself (pictured at left), will NOT be sticking around for a second course of Bravo's hit culinary competition. According to a well-placed insider, Joel will "not be returning" to the show. No reason for her departure was cited. Unfortunately, the perfect replacement for Joel, Top Chef judge and professional chef Tom Colicchio, will not be taking over as the reality series' host (damn!). Instead, the show's producers are currently scouring to find a replacement for Joel. Top Chef 's second season was announced by Bravo last month, but no return date has been set for the series' ten-episode sophomore season. Stay tuned as this story develops. UPDATE (6/27): Bravo has now confirmed the above story .

Have a Burning Question for Team Darlton, Matthew Fox, Evangeline Lilly, or Michael Emerson?

Lost fans: you don't have to make your way to the island via Ajira Airways in order to ask a question of the creative team or the series' stars. Televisionary is taking questions from fans to put to Lost 's executive producers/showrunners Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse and stars Matthew Fox ("Jack Shephard"), Evangeline Lilly ("Kate Austen"), and Michael Emerson ("Benjamin Linus") for a series of on-camera interviews taking place this weekend. If you have a specific question for any of the above producers or actors from Lost , please leave it in the comments section below . I'll be accepting questions until midnight PT tonight and, while I can't promise I'll be able to ask any specific inquiry due to the brevity of these on-camera interviews, I am looking for some insightful and thought-provoking questions to add to the mix. So who knows: your burning question might get asked after all.


Back in 2006, I founded a television blog called Televisionary (the very one you're reading now).  At the time, it was a little side-project that I stared while working in television development: something to do during the off-hours or (my infrequent) down-time or at my desk during my lunch breaks.  Over the next few years, Televisionary morphed into a full-time job as I watched almost everything on television and cataloged my thoughts, penning reviews, conducting interviews with talent, breaking news, and aggregating the day’s entertainment news headlines and major listings every morning. It got noticed by Entertainment Weekly and The New York Times , The Chicago Tribune and CNN, Deadline and Variety . Televisionary took on a life of its own. It became discussed in Hollywood and I was always surprised to discover that actors or producers or executives who read my TV blog. It was a secret at first, one that I eventually shared with a few friends before spreading outwards, thanks