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Broken Lizard, the comedy team responsible for stoner classics like Super Troopers and Beerfest, is developing a TV project for TBS. According to Variety, Quality Time will follow the various members of the filmmaking group (assumedly fictionalized versions), focusing on their struggles with raising children and clinging to the responsibility-free lifestyle of their glory days.
The show will be written by Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske; they will also produce the project, along with Contend's Steven Amato. No timetable was reported for the »
The project, which is called “Quality Time” and is being developed and produced by Entertainment One Television, follows the now-adult (well, at least older) versions of the group as they struggle through various challenges of adult misery and child rearing and attempt to hang on to the idiotic freedom of their irresponsible pre-parental lives.
- Whitney Friedlander
The last time we heard anything about the potential for Super Troopers 2 had the guys from Broken Lizard saying that they were hoping to shoot the film last summer. But the season came and went, it's almost a year later, and production still hasn't commenced on the sequel, 13 years after the original debuted in 2001. However, it sounds like they're not done trying to make it happen yet. Stars and writers Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme recently chatted on the “Chewin’ It With Kevin and Steve” podcast (via ScreenCrush) and revealed the script is finished, and a studio has agreed to distribute, but they need money. Here's what Lemme said during the podcast: "The script is written, the deal has been agreed on with the studio, we are in the stage though where we need to raise the financing. It’s nothing out of the ordinary. The studio is just »
- Ethan Anderton
With 4/20 coming around this Sunday, we could have easily given you a list of all the reasons that Super Troopers has become one of the greatest "stoner comedies" of all time. Instead, we decided to chat with all five of the Broken Lizard guys to let them tell you all about this little film they made nearly 15 years ago and how it turned into the cult classic it is today. Spark it up, cinephiles! It's oral-history time.
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4 items from 2014
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