Tuesday, March 03, 2020

Today's Blind Items - The Hit That Wasn't

In a world of really bad pilots and hopes and prayers some new television show will be a hit, there was a network that had a surefire one. It was a spin off of a very popular long running comedy on that network. The original had a huge cavalcade of stars. The spin off had this alliterate A- list actress/director/multiple Oscar nominee who was really only an actress at that point. The pilot was a huge hit. The show was going to be a huge hit. It was a guaranteed money maker. So, why was the show never made? Our actress wouldn't sleep with the head of the network. He took it personally and wouldn't give the show a series order. 

33 comments:

Tricia13 said...

Great Gerwig?

Tricia13 said...

Greta *

molly said...

It would seem many men in hollywood allow the little brain to run entire industries. And mankind is supposed to be evolving? Never did believe that theory......hypothetical at that.

ladybaus said...

GG how I met your mother spin

Tricia13 said...
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texasrose said...

Well I think we can rule out Lindsay Lohan for this one:):)

MDAnderson said...
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Someone Said said...

Greta Gerwig, How I Met Your Dad.

sandybrook said...

If it's Greta then the head is Leslie moonves, not a big shock there

Alf Landon said...

Amy Adams?

sandybrook said...

I'm sure Julie Chen wasn't surprised too much.

Pissoff said...

Dumbass Moonves

Count Jerkula said...

Sad that all them people were put out of work because 1 broad was stingy w/ the pussy

MeliticusBee said...

Agreed
Greta Gerwig - How I met your Dad - Les Moonves
though I disagree that it would have been an automatic hit.

Alf Landon said...

HIMYM not exactly a huge cavalcade of stars.

MeliticusBee said...

There were quite a few guest stars who wandered through in the 9 years it was on the air...so yeah, cavalcade of stars...

Morninglorri said...

I can’t see GG being harassed. She is not remotely hot.

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nancer said...

i love greta gerwig. she's adorable. she's not beautiful (and so what?) but if you haven't seen her in anything, you just don't get it.

Freed Weave said...

lol. true why couldn't she just take one for the team

Freed Weave said...

she looks like a man in a wig but with her current during of success she could probably sell it to another studio

Morninglorri said...

I have seen her act and she is talented and presentable but not hot enough to pass up millions of dollars in profits.

PhillyWilly said...
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Unknown said...

I doubt it. This is a world with many actresses but few guaranteed huge money maker hits. Even if one network head really did have his head that screwed up, there'd be other interested parties both inside and outside of his organization to pick up the ball and run with it.

There's either more to the story or this was less of a huge guaranteed hit than advertised.

wendybar said...
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Uber Driver said...

Cavalcade of stars doesn't fit HIMYM

Brayson87 said...

The clues fit, but people might be forgetting that HIMYM had a worse last season than Game of Thrones. Like I was glad the mother was dead, it was so awful. That's not a spoiler, everyone knows the main story sucked. It was Barney, Marshall and Lilly who kept that thing afloat.

PhillyWilly said...

Cavalcade puts me in mind of Berle, Sid Caesar, Reiner, etc.

my first thought was MTM but she doesnt fit.

Simon Jenkin said...

it is how i met your mother. people seem to be forgetting how big that show was and how many big guest stars came on. not to mention that even at the time it started segel, patrick harris and hannigan *were* pretty big stars. gotta agree with brayson that the last season was terrible. i'd kinda lost interest a couple seasons before that but the last season was probably the worst last-season of tv i've ever seen.

plus gerwig fits the blind perfectly, even if you all don't think she's hot enough *eye roll*

notthisagain said...

I actually don’t think it’s met your mother spin-off. First season panned but more importantly what ‘calvacade of stars’ ??? Cuz there definitely wasn’t a calvacade of stars on HIMYM.

Greta Gerwig lol she’s no moral compass. She doesn’t deserve to be harassed obv no one does but it’s funny how she’s made the whole feminist pro-women stories but Look at what her & Baumbach did. It takes a really selfish cruel person to be ok with that.
Also, Gerwig supported Woody Allen until it wasn’t ‘cool’ to do so.
Tough luck.

notthisagain said...

Last season*** panned sry typos galore

Boutique said...

It was also turned out very not good.

Morris Park said...

If only we would get a more informative item. Sleep with the wealthy head of CBS? Sure thing, if that was it. Perhaps she had to give him oral sex every week the show was on, at his office and not in a hotel after a fancy dinner. And it was not just him but a few of his friends. Because, if she agreed, potentially, she could be making 6 figures a week. It must have been a deal so bad she had to say no. Her morals are questionable, so it was not that she wouldn’t have sex with a married man.

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