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Rob Thomas Takes Aim at "Big Shots"

For fans of Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas, this summer has been an endless game of musical chairs as writer/producer Thomas leapt from series to series.

First there was the potential FBI-based Season Four of Veronica Mars that had fans of the now-canceled series crossing their fingers until they bled. Then, following the unceremonious axing of the CW series, there was Thomas' head-scratching choice to climb aboard ABC's terribly unfunny comedy Miss/Guided. A decision which he reversed recently when he left the production, citing creative differences. (Apparently, he wanted the series to, you know, be good.)

Thomas has landed again, this time back at Warner Bros. Television (his former home whilst working on Veronica Mars). He's joined the staff of drama Big Shots--which stars Michael Vartan, Dylan McDermott, Christopher Titus, Joshua Malina, and the recently cast Paul Blackthorne--as a consulting producer.

Let's hope that he can tighten up the series and bring in some much needed funny. And if by chance he were able to pull some strings and bring over fellow Veronica Mars writer/producer Diane Ruggiero, I might just have to reconsider my dislike for Big Shots. Maybe.

Warner Bros. Television declined to comment on this story.


Anonymous said…
Ew. As much as I love Rob Thomas, I don't think it will be enough for me to tune into this watered down male Desperate Housewives. I thought the pilot was boring, trite, and crass. Do we really need more shows with transsexual hookers?
Anonymous said…
I agree with Maggie. I didn't think that Big Shots seemed all that interesting, based on what I've seen so far. Can Thomas turn it into gold? Maybe. But I don't know if I want to stick around to find out.
gracie-lou5 said…
hink this show looks amazing i have seen some of the casting slides fron the 2nd and 3rd eipsodes and they look fantastic
Anonymous said…
Ah damn...I really, really don't want to watch this show. I really disliked the pilot.

Damn. Now I have temptation.
Anonymous said…
Grace, I think you mean "casting sides" but regardless you can't judge a show based on casting sides. I didn't think the pilot was anything great but the fact that Paul Blackthorne and now Rob Thomas are involved might make me check out the 2nd episode.
I was so disappointed by the Big Shots pilot. Now that Thomas is on board I'll probably give it a second chance but I really would like to see him running his own project. Hopefully he'll cook up something new for next season. I don't want to see all that brilliant Thomas talent go to waste!
Page48 said…
As much as I love "Alias", Michael Vartan isn't gonna drag me down with him. If he wants to star in a steaming pile, that's his business, but I won't be around to watch.

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