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By Seth Freilich | Industry | November 4, 2008 |

With the stink of “Studio 60” presumably washed out of his clothes, Bradley Whitford is ready to return to NBC, this time in sitcom form. He’s slated to star in a pilot called “Off Duty,” where he’ll play a veteran detective who used to be the Man but is now a bit down on his luck. His young stud partner will be played by Romany Malco (“Weeds,” The 40 Year Old Virgin). As The Hollywood Reporter puts it, the show, being written by Upright Citizens Brigade’s Jason Mantzoukas, “centers on a once-legendary police detective (Whitford) on his way down who complicates the life of his new partner (Malco) — a straight shooter on his way up — both on duty and off.”

Not a particularly groundbreaking premise, by any stretch. But Malco is funny as shit, and Whitford showed some solid comic chops on both “The West Wing” and “Studio 60.” So if the pair can find the right chemistry, I think this show could be a winner. And considering how hard a time NBC has with creating successful new comedies (see “Kath and Kim”), it shouldn’t be too hard for the show to find a home. Color my early excited.

I Mean, Have You Seen Malco's Abs? I'm Just Sayin... / Seth Freilich

Industry | November 4, 2008 |

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