In their ongoing quest to fill their primetime lineup with nothing but comedian sitcoms, NBC has now bought a pilot from Jimmy Fallon's production company, co-created by and tentatively starring musical comedian Nick Thune.
The show, currently referred to as The Untitled Hipster Project, will focus on an anthropology student who decides to study hipsters living in Brooklyn. Thune may star on the show (the network is clearly a fan, having once picked him to replace Patton Oswalt on a sitcom that never went to series), but there's no word on if he'll play the square anthropology student or one of the hipsters.
Hipster Project will joins the ranks of possible NBC sitcoms from Dane Cook, Sarah Silverman and Roseanne Barr, as well as Whitney Cumming's show, Whitney, which is somehow coming back for a second season, and last year's Chelsea Handler sitcom Are You There, Chelsea?, which I'm pretty sure was canceled.
What do you guys think? Does The Untitled Hipster Project sound like a show you'll be watching? Are hipsters still worth making fun of? And is Nick Thune the guy to do it? We'll see what happens after the pilot is shot.
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