Hoo Boy! An Aircraft Carrier Drama!

We haven’t been this excited about a show since, oh, SUPER TRAIN. (Mom made us watch from the womb.)

2 unrecognizable writers with deals we wish we had

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.

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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!


Yes, this is a sinking aircraft carrier