Red Right Hand: SO IF QUARTERLIFE GETS REINCARNATED TWICE, DOES THAT MAKE IT .75 LIFE?
*He is not a secret agent. Not at all.

 

SO IF QUARTERLIFE GETS REINCARNATED TWICE, DOES THAT MAKE IT .75 LIFE?

So there's this show you may or may not have heard of. Originally titled 1/4life, it was a pilot from Zwick and Herskowitz's shingle, Bedford Falls, forever ingrained in my mind as the home of thirtysomething. As such, 1/4life struck me as a post-thirtysomething pre-thirtysomething. Know what I mean?

It was developed for ABC [no link]. They passed, and that was that...

...until it was recently resurrected by MySpace as a series of webisodes with the easier to read title of quarterlife (Bedford Falls, enemy of capitalization). Cool. Next Gen. Future of delivery systems, all that stuff that Bill and Rogers like to go an about (quite articulately).

Now, in today's Hollywood Reporter, it was...reported...that the webisodes will be compiled into one-hour episodes for NBC [no link]. Maybe kind of a strike contingency thing, since I'm sure they're all written and shot and in the can.

Remember when repurposing network shows to subsidiary cable channels was the new thing? Here's the new new thing.

And while were at it, where's the thirtysomething DVDs? Miles Drentell was one of the best characters on TV. It'd be fun to look at him and contrast it with Mad Men.

I got this book in a used bookstore some while back. Good reading. Great scripts in there, by names that have gone on to some things like My So-Called Life and, in the case of Winnie Holzman, the book for the musical Wicked.

I have a little thing I was told about Zwick once by someone I'll not even name here, but you might know of him (you do know of him). If you ever meet me, I'll tell you what it was. Nothing major or defamatory, but I thought it was cool at the time.
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