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WEEZER FRONTMAN WORKING ON SITCOM BASED ON HIS LIFE

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo is working on a TV series based on his life, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Cuomo has teamed with Steve Franks, creator of the series Psych, on a new sitcom called DeTour. The show is described as following a "30-something rock star who . . . walks away from the spotlight at the height of his fame in an effort to rediscover the parts of his life he missed while he was busy becoming a massive success."

If that rings a bell, that's because Cuomo did more or less the same thing: at the height of Weezer's popularity in the mid-'90s, he put the band on hold for a few years to pursue a degree at Harvard University.

During his break from music, Cuomo went on a vipassana retreat and had to spend 12 hours a day in silent meditation.

According to Spin, Cuomo also lived a hermit-like existence for a while in an apartment under a freeway where he "painted the walls and ceiling of my bedroom black and covered the windows with fiberglass insulation."

Fox has expressed interest in making and airing a pilot for the show, although it has not committed to producing a full series just yet.

Cuomo told us a while back that he'd be comfortable with putting his life onscreen: "I don't think anyone's ever really had an intimate look inside my daily life, so that might be interesting. I don't have anything to hide, and as long as it's interesting -- I don't want something to come out that's just boring for everyone."

Weezer will release its new album, Everything Will Be Alright In The End, on October 7th.

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