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乒乓, Friday, 12 October 2012 20:51 (nine years ago) link

October 12th, 2012
01:13 PM ET
ABC's developing a comedy starring Michael Bolton

Michael Bolton's set to star in a comedy that's in development at ABC - and if that seems like an odd match, then you haven't been paying attention.

According to Deadline, Bolton has been refining his comedic timing with appearances on "Saturday Night Live" and "Two and a Half Men," and this new opportunity would see him portray a fictional version of himself.

Called "Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life," the half-hour sitcom centers on a young upstart writer who takes a job in "the big city" as Bolton's social media manager, but is thrown for a loop working for the singer-songwriter and his "wild child" daughter.

The concept is courtesy of "Go On" actress Allison Miller, and the script will be written by Tami Sagher, who will also executive produce along with Bolton and others.

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:51 (nine years ago) link

where's that fucking button

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:52 (nine years ago) link

get in line

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:52 (nine years ago) link

But officer, you don't understand, "Michael Bolton's Daughter Is Destroying My Life" is the name of my dog!

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:52 (nine years ago) link

this sounds great!

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:52 (nine years ago) link

I guess the title 'Michael Bolton's Mid Life Crisis Vanity Project' was focus group tested and found to be too unwieldy.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:53 (nine years ago) link

doesn't really seem that different from dawson's role in (the surprisingly funny) don't trust the b in apt 23. but i guess dawson is an actor of sorts

congratulations (n/a), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:54 (nine years ago) link

I can think of ways that this could turn into the best show of all time, but it is not likely to go down those routes

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 20:55 (nine years ago) link

"Bolton has been refining his comedic timing"

gesange der yuengling (crüt), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:56 (nine years ago) link

I was picturing this show in my mind and it seemed pretty funny but I was confused when I clicked on that link and saw what Bolton looked like. For some reason I forgot what he looks like and was accidentally picturing Kenny G instead.

wk, Friday, 12 October 2012 20:58 (nine years ago) link

A short example of Bolton's 'acting'
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga_reU5lasQ
Briefly after he pulls the lever it looks like it says 'bOLLOCS' on the screen, which I think is all the comment required.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:58 (nine years ago) link

now let's keep it real, I would watch the hell out of Jeffrey Osbourne's Daughter is Ruining My Life

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 20:59 (nine years ago) link

the way I envision this show, it starts out as a normal sitcom and slowly devolves into something like "I'm with busey"

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:02 (nine years ago) link

only with Gary Busey replaced with... Michael Bolton's daughter?

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:03 (nine years ago) link

no, bolton kills his daughter in the first episode

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:06 (nine years ago) link

so how does the dead daughter keep up the ongoing process of ruining the lead's life?

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:06 (nine years ago) link

flashbacks. L O S T

Philip Nunez, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:07 (nine years ago) link

Weekend at Michael Bolton's Daughter's

carl agatha, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:07 (nine years ago) link

her spirit haunts him

ooh or the whole show has an abstract timeline, I like that

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:08 (nine years ago) link

The whole show uses a flashback narrative device like 'How I Met Your Mother', except Bolton is explaining to police the years long sequence of events that led up to him murdering his daughter.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:10 (nine years ago) link

it's not hard to think of situations where adding michael bolton would make the situation funnier, which is why it's tragic that this show won't be funny. I'm not sure they appreciate what's funny about michael bolton.

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:10 (nine years ago) link

gave me a dn idea at least

michael bolton's reckless daughter (Hurting 2), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:10 (nine years ago) link

This looks like a great show

One Way Ticket on the 1277 Express (Bill Magill), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:11 (nine years ago) link

what if michael bolton and bill magill were neighbors and bill was always getting mad cause bolton would be pulling crazy schemes

iatee, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:13 (nine years ago) link

Magill: "Bolton, I'm fed up with you and your crazy schemes you keep pulling."
Bolton: "Bill, don't get mad. EVERYBODY'S CRAZY!"

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:13 (nine years ago) link

That could be like a running joke that happens at the end of every episode. Then they both break the fourth wall and look at the camera FREEZE FRAME roll credits.

a great poke for Jet Set Willy (snoball), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:17 (nine years ago) link

http://www.itskylepatrick.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/wilson.jpg

L-R: Bill Magill, Michael Bolton

carl agatha, Friday, 12 October 2012 21:31 (nine years ago) link

I was totally expecting a Castaway picture

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Friday, 12 October 2012 21:33 (nine years ago) link

does anyone even remember who this guy is?

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:41 (nine years ago) link

i mean in The Coveted 18-to-35 Demographic.

flesh, the devil, and a wolf (wolf) (amateurist), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:41 (nine years ago) link

backing singer on regulate iirc?

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:46 (nine years ago) link

so the main character is not Michael Bolton or his daughter but his social media manager and this has gone some how uncommented upon veeeeery interesting

--bob marley (lag∞n), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:50 (nine years ago) link

cmon who comments on social media

managers

Randy Carol (darraghmac), Sunday, 14 October 2012 03:53 (nine years ago) link

haha I was going to be all "wrong thread" but then I remembered what I titled this

The Owls of Ja Rule (DJP), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:13 (nine years ago) link

holy shit.

*triumphant sauce horns* (crüt), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:26 (nine years ago) link

so the main character is not Michael Bolton or his daughter but his social media manager and this has gone some how uncommented upon veeeeery interesting

djp is his social media manager and this whole thing has just been buzzbuilding

iatee, Tuesday, 16 October 2012 18:31 (nine years ago) link


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