Thursday, June 22, 2006
Ray Romano To Film Sitcom For HBO
The clock is ticking for "Everybody Loves Raymond's" Ray Romano, who will film 10 episodes of a "limited comedy series" (which presumably means the number of episodes and not the amount of comedy) for HBO. He'll be teamed with the creative team behind "24," because God knows that show has been a laugh riot. (Actually, I do giggle now when Jack Bauer starts to torture someone -- it's the dramatic equivalent of "Seinfeld's" "Not that there's anything wrong with it" or "Diff'rent Stroke's" "Whatchu talkin' 'bout Willis?") The show will even have a ticking clock aspect, as Romano plays a 40-something billionaire who only has six months to live. Just when every cable channel is desperately launching edgy dramas like "The Closer" and "Rescue Me," HBO breaks the other way and starts to create traditional comedies.