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The Coen Brothers heading to TV with a new show

10.06.2011

We all love movies, but it's hard to deny that on occasion, television is a better medium for telling a story. Could The Wire have been as effective as a movie? Could Breaking Bad? Could most great shows?

Well the Coen brothers must have a story they think needs a different format to tell, which is why they're heading to the small screen for a new single camera comedy show called HarveKarbo. No, I didn't forget the space.

The Coens will be the creators and exec producters, but Phil Johnson is writing the show, and it will follow Harve, a bad tempered LA private eye. He'll be investigating Hollywood scandals, and hanging out in El Segundo during his off time.

No word on when we'll see the show come to life, but the strangest bit of news is that this is not on HBO or Showtime, or even AMC or FX, rather it's on Fox, meaning they'll have to tone it way down from their usual R-rated fare. Does this sound like something you'd be down to watch?

Extra Tidbit: What's your favorite Coen comedy to date?
Source: Deadline

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3:24PM on 10/06/2011
I love that they want to do a tv show, not crazy about the idea that it's on FOX. I'll still check it out though.
The other day I was watching Breaking Bad, which I think is not only the best show on TV but probably the best show Ive ever seen, it's incredible. But their are times during the show or during other shows where I would think how amazing it would be if the coen brothers directed an episode, I think they would be perfect for it.

Extra Tidbit: Top 3 1. Raising Arizona 2. The Big
I love that they want to do a tv show, not crazy about the idea that it's on FOX. I'll still check it out though.
The other day I was watching Breaking Bad, which I think is not only the best show on TV but probably the best show Ive ever seen, it's incredible. But their are times during the show or during other shows where I would think how amazing it would be if the coen brothers directed an episode, I think they would be perfect for it.

Extra Tidbit: Top 3 1. Raising Arizona 2. The Big Lebowski 3. O Brother Where Art Thou
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1:24PM on 10/06/2011
Let me preface this by saying I love the Coens and their entire catalogue. But lending your name to some drama that's already hampered with network restrictions AND you won't even be involved with it? Hardly a foray into a new medium. When's the last time we even had a great network drama that could stand toe to toe with the cable giants? LOST? Plus in this day in age when we already have Bored to Death as well as some I'm probably not even aware of satirizing mystery genre conventions, this
Let me preface this by saying I love the Coens and their entire catalogue. But lending your name to some drama that's already hampered with network restrictions AND you won't even be involved with it? Hardly a foray into a new medium. When's the last time we even had a great network drama that could stand toe to toe with the cable giants? LOST? Plus in this day in age when we already have Bored to Death as well as some I'm probably not even aware of satirizing mystery genre conventions, this kind of seems kinda out of date already.
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2:36PM on 10/06/2011
with them not writing or directing, and it not being on HBO or Showtime, i tend to agree
with them not writing or directing, and it not being on HBO or Showtime, i tend to agree
1:14PM on 10/06/2011
Raising Arizona is still my favorite comedy of theirs, followed by O Brother, Where Art Thou. The Coens know how to tone their stuff down without losing the humor or edge (see above). It'll be interesting to see if it's a hit, with Fox's notoriety.
Raising Arizona is still my favorite comedy of theirs, followed by O Brother, Where Art Thou. The Coens know how to tone their stuff down without losing the humor or edge (see above). It'll be interesting to see if it's a hit, with Fox's notoriety.
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12:48PM on 10/06/2011
Lebowski is my favorite Coen comedy, though the Goodman/Cage fight scene in Raising Arizona is the funniest scene of any of their movies, and one of the funniest of all times.
Lebowski is my favorite Coen comedy, though the Goodman/Cage fight scene in Raising Arizona is the funniest scene of any of their movies, and one of the funniest of all times.
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