Jason Alexander Developing New Show at CBS

12/09/2010 Posted by Admin

Jason Alexander developing new show at CBS

Television News

By our guest blogger, Matt Jussim

Will the "Seinfeld" curse live on for Jason Alexander? CBS is looking to find out once again, developing a show with the man best known as George Costanza, according to Variety.

Alexander last starred in the short-lived CBS 2005 sitcom "Listen Up," which was based on the life of broadcaster Tony Kornheiser, which never caught on with audiences, but this time, he's going to be a bit more dramatic. CBS has given a script order to an untitled hour-long series that would star and be executive produced by Alexander.

Alexander would play a former TV star who's down on his luck and winds up joining his ex-wife's detective agency. Once there, the character reinvents himself as an investigator with a penchant for disguise.

Although Alexander hasn’t been able to find success in TV with a show of his own yet, he has appeared frequently on many other shows including "Criminal Minds" and "The New Adventures of Old Christine" opposite former "Seinfeld" cast member Julia Louis-Dreyfus. Alexander also has appeared on Larry David's "Curb Your Enthusiasm" in a hilarious "Seinfeld"-related story arc.

I actually think this is a great idea for Alexander, because it obviously would be a bit different than anything he has previously done before, and it could allow him to finally break his own "Seinfeld" curse.

Jerry himself never really suffered from it, considering how successful he still is, and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss now has put that behind her with the success of "New Christine." I won’t get into Michael Richards' problems, but I'll put it this way--he'll always be Cosmo Kramer to me.

Either way, if this show is done in the right away, it could showcase Alexander's immense acting talents. Yes, the man who played George Costanza is an excellent actor. The man was nothing like the character he played on the TV series "Seinfeld" and over the years, he's proved to be a prolific and talented theater actor.

I'll always support my man George Costanza, and this show will be no different. Hopefully, this time around it will be more successful than his last CBS show.

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