10 Upcoming Movies That Would Work Way Better As TV Shows
Nicholas Stoller's upcoming comedy Neighbors revolves around a couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) who move into a new home with their newborn baby, to find that they are living next door to a frat house, led by one particularly brash, loud upstart (Zac Efron), and a war of sorts ensues. I have no doubt that Neighbors will be one of the big comedy hits of 2014, but it's such a fantastic premise with so much mileage that it was a mistake not to make it into a 12-episode, 22-minute comedy show. Though this sort of premise would suit family networks like FOX well enough, I'd love to see what networks like HBO or Showtime could do with it, pushing the R-rated envelope and allowing the concept to fulfill its full potential. The war could take place over the course of a season, with things escalating and escalating, and then the next season could pit two different houses against each other in order to keep the show fresh. Plus, with making actors only commit to 12 episodes of work, it would be possible to bring in some of comedy's finest talent to fill out the cast before starting again next season.
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