There are few networks that have been met with as much misunderstanding as The CW has since its launch in 2006. Constantly labeled the “tween network,” the joint CBS/WB venture has always had trouble gaining traction in the realm of serious television conversation, despite critical praise for programming like Supernatural, Nikita, Arrow, The Tomorrow People and The Vampire Diaries. Part of this problem has to do with the network’s lack of serious, adult shows in the drama realm. The CW has never had a Breaking Bad, a Shield, a Dexter or a LOST, and that’s why the recently announced team-up with Limp Bizkit front-man Fred Durst is actually a pretty big deal.
Through a deal with CBS TV Studios, The CW has put into development a show called The Noise. The series is based on Durst’s early-life in Florida as he left home and formed the famed heavy-metal band that defined rock music in the early 2000′s. The show is written by Miles Feld with Eric Tannenbaum and Kim Tannenbaum executive producing. Durst recently worked with the Tannenbaum’s on a failed CBS sitcom pilot based on his present day activities as a family man trying to balance his life as a hard-rocker and father. […]
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Thanks to Joe F. for the heads up.