FOX has given a put pilot commitment to “DeTour,” a single-camera comedy inspired by the life of Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, Deadline reports. It follows a rock star in his 30s who, like Cuomo, leaves the spotlight to get the life experiences he thinks he missed out on.
Cuomo attended Harvard University on and off from 1995 until 2006, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. The series would offer a comedic take on that, with a fictional character and his group of misfit friends at the center.
The series is created by Cuomo and “Psych” creator Steve Franks, and being produced by 20th Century Fox TV. With a put pilot commitment, the network would have to air the episode, or pay a penalty to the studio that produced it.