FOX Sets Pilot Commitment for Steve Franks and Rivers Cuomo’s ‘DeTour’

By Kitin Miranda | 3 years ago
FOX Sets Pilot Commitment for Steve Franks and Rivers Cuomo’s ‘DeTour’
Fox Broadcasting Company Logo.June 14, 2007. Wikimedia Commons/Keyser Soze

Television shows that usually talk about self-discovery and coming-of-age stories usually involve children, teenagers and young adults. However, FOX is about to change that notion as, according to Deadline, the network is developing a story which centers on a thirty-year-old who went back to college despite the fact he had just become famous. Read on to learn more about this story.

FOX has just set out a pilot commitment for “DeTour,” a show that was created by Steve Franks (“Psych”) based on the real-life story of Rivers Cuomo, a songwriter and frontman of the successful rock band, Weezer.

From around 1995 to 2006, the rock star attended Harvard University on and off, taking up a Bachelor of Arts in English. In order to finally finish the course and to graduate, Cuomo decided to take a sabbatical from Weezer. There, he was able to experience life in college to its fullest for the first time. He auditioned for the college choir but didn’t get in. He lived in a dorm, ate cafeteria food, graduated cum laude, made new friends and met his future wife.

The television series will be a fictionalized account of Cuomo’s experiences in college. It will center around a thirty-year-old rock star who goes back to college, as he could not understand his sudden fame and was worried that he might not be able to repeat his success ever again. It will also focus on the small group of friends the protagonist makes, as he and his ne found friends go on a journey to discover themselves.

The project hails from 20th Century Fox TV and will be aired on FOX. It will be executive produced by Steve Franks, Chris Henze and Willie Mercer, alongside Rivers Cuomo and his manager, Dan Field.

And that’s the scoop on FOX’s newest project with Steve Franks, “DeTour.” For more news and updates on upcoming and currently airing television shows, keep following Movie News Guide (MNG).

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.