Al and Peg Bundy are coming back to TV. According to Deadline:
As part of its 25th anniversary celebration on Sunday April 22, Fox will rebroadcast the pilot for the comedy series that put the then-fledging network on the map, Married…With Children, along with the 500th episode of its longest-running series, The Simpsons. The two will air from 7-8 PM, leading to Fox’s two-hour 25th anniversary special, which will feature the Married cast.
Also, Deadline is reporting that AMC is developing a new show from Robert Kirkman, the guy that created The Walking Dead.
AMC has put in development Thief of Thieves, a new project from The Walking Dead executive producer/writer Robert Kirkman and Chic Eglee based upon Kirkman’s new comic of the same name. “Much like The Walking Dead brought horror to television in a unique and groundbreaking way, I feel Thief of Thieves can do the same thing for heist stories, showing the humanity of all the characters, including the criminals,” said Kirkman, on whose 2003 Walking Dead comic the hit AMC zombie series is based. Thief of Thieves, which Kirkman based on his experience in the writer’s room of The Walking Dead, centers on master thief Conrad Paulson who, while attempting to reconcile with his estranged wife and son, vows to walk the straight and narrow, only to discover he’s completely addicted to the thrill of stealing. Now he must feed his addiction by stealing only what has been stolen, as the “Thief of Thieves.” The first arc of the comic is being written by Nick Spencer; Shawn Martinbrough is the artist. Eglee will serve as showrunner of the potential TV series and will executive produce alongside Kirkman and Walking Dead executive producer David Alpert.
I’ve read a good chunk of Kirkman’s work, but not Thief of Thieves. The reviews I’ve read have been mixed. I wonder if this idea came about by AMC asking Kirkman if he had any new ideas.
AMC: What’s next? We really like that Leverage show.
Kirkman: Oh yeah? I got this comic in the works about a thief who is trying to be… a family man who steals… from other thieves?
AMC: Can we see it?
Kirkman: Uh, yeah. It’ll be out in a few months. Note to self, call Image.
Finally, here is the teaser for Charlie Sheen’s new FX show Anger Management.