'Will & Grace' Alum to Star in 'Truth in Advertising' TNT Drama
Two. Count them people. Two! There will now be two shows on television focusing exclusively on the world of advertising. The first, as we all know, is AMC's Mad Men. The second, is, yes, Truth in Advertising, which will begin shooting in October and air on TNT. The show will be set in the fictitious Chicago agency Rothman, Greene & Moore - which sounds so very much like the mission of most agencies: rob their green and more - and star Eric McCormack who previously starred in NBC's Will & Grace. McCormack will take on the role of VP and art director.
Joining McCormack will be Tom Cavanaugh who will play the role of co-creative and friend to McCormack. The show follows McCormack's promotion to creative director and how he, as a nice guy, must navigate the tricky maze of the cover-your-ass agency world.
We hope they find a way to work in the famed Truth in Advertising spoof video we've all come to know and love.
Two! Count then. Two! We are beside ourselves. Our DVR is going to explode! Unfortunately, the show will probably suck and we'll only have Mad Men. It's just not possible for two TV shows about advertising to be successful. Just look at the movie industry's track record with advertising-themed films. They all sucked except perhaps for Dudley Moore's Crazy People. Though we must say McCormack does look the part.