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December 29, 2008 |

By Seth Freilich | Industry | December 29, 2008 |

Earlier, I gave you the good HBO news, that is’ signed Maria Bello up for a new show. Now, the bad — the not-TV network is bringing us a new drama produced by … sigh … Bruckheimer and Bay. To be fair, Bruckheimer the TV producer is better than Bruckheimer the movie douchenozzle, but Michael Bay is a big ol’ turd no matter the size of the screen (and, if local stories are to be believed, a raging cocksucker). “Cocaine Cowboys,” based on a 2006 documentary of the same name, will be about the ’80s drug trade in Miami, with a pilot being written by the creator of Bruckheimer’s “Cold Case.”

The idea’s not necessarily bad, although I haven’t seen the documentary. But I just don’t trust the stink of Michael Bay being on this. Plus, by focusing on the drug trade, it necessarily brings “The Wire” to mind and even though this is a very different type of drug trade, it’s tough to live in the shadow of the greatest drama on the history of television. So don’t color me particularly excited until I see something to change my mind.

Have I mentioned that Dallas sucks?


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Seth is a Senior Editor and sometime critic. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

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