Thank You For Smoking to become a TV comedy

Thank You For Smoking, a pretty good film about PRs for evil people, is now lined up to become a single-camera comedy for NBC. The series, a continuation of the film, will see the Aaron Eckhart character represent a never-ending series of industries that have justifiably bad reputations. Not sure how this fits in which NBC’s plans to turn away from expensive, scripted comedy, but it could be good.


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    I’m Rob Buckley, a journalist who writes for UK media magazines that most people have never heard of although you might have heard me on the podcast Lockdown Land or Radio 5 Live’s Saturday Edition or Afternoon Edition. I’ve edited Dreamwatch, Sprocket and Cambridge Film Festival Daily; been technical editor for TV producers magazine Televisual; reviewed films for the short-lived newspaper Cambridge Insider; written features for the even shorter-lived newspaper Soho Independent; and was regularly sarcastic about television on the blink-and-you-missed-it “web site for urban hedonists” The Tribe. Since going freelance, I've contributed to the likes of Broadcast, Total Content + Media, Action TV, Off The Telly, Action Network, TV Scoop and The Custard TV.

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