We haven’t been this excited about a show since, oh, SUPER TRAIN. (Mom made us watch from the womb.)
Fox Buys Aircraft Carrier Drama From Writers Russel Friend and Garrett Lerner – by Nellie Andreeva
Longtime House executive producers Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner are back at Fox with a new project. The network has handed out a script commitment with penalty to an untitled ensemble drama written and executive produced by Friend and Lerner. Set at a naval aircraft carrier, the project has an upstairs/downstairs dynamic: the “downstairs” is filled with 18-20-year-olds, their coming-of-age stories heightened by the life and death nature of their everyday jobs; the “upstairs” is anchored by a female fighter pilot and her season long quest to solve a murder that occurs on board…
Lerner and Friend joined House at the beginning of season 2 as co-executive producers and were upped to executive producers at the end of Season 3. They stayed with the show until the end of its eight-season run in May.
Well, one thing is clear from this article. These aren’t the guys who created HOUSE, They just worked there. Not exactly the same sensibility shining through. And – we don’t think we’re going out on a limb here – not much of a chance for this baby to match HOUSE’s long run.
Upstairs! Downstairs! An aircraft carrier! A season-long quest to solve a shipboard murder!