'Will & Grace' Alum to Star in 'Truth in Advertising' TNT Drama

00001_Eric McCormack.jpg

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.

by Steve Hall    Sep-28-07   Click to Comment   
Topic: Cable   

Enjoy what you've read? Subscribe to Adrants Daily and receive the daily contents of this site each day along with free whitepapers.



All advertising movies suck? What about "What Women Want" with Mel Gibson? Oh, wait...

Posted by: Reid on September 28, 2007 10:36 AM

"Crazy People" with Dudley Moore is only sort of about advertising, but it's worth a watch just for the campaigns a bunch of guys in a loony-bin come up with.

Posted by: Woody Hinkle on September 28, 2007 1:11 PM

We all want "Crazy People" in real life, as consumers and as creators. Why oh why does the real world so suck?

Posted by: Patty on September 28, 2007 3:13 PM

Crazy People - The only good one?! I suggest you rent 'How to Get Ahead in Advertising'...It's the reality of advertising for some.

Posted by: Derek on September 28, 2007 4:36 PM

whenever the conversation turns to movies with advertising themes, everyone seems to forget putney swope. lost in america with albert brooks was also good. some could even make an argument for eddie murphy in boomerang.

Posted by: HighJive on September 28, 2007 9:45 PM

I'm all for another TV show about advertising. This one has a plus for it in that it's not on one of the Big 3 networks. Also, don't forget "Wag the Dog" (which is more about PR I guess) and there's many more.

Posted by: tomdog [TypeKey Profile Page] on September 29, 2007 12:19 AM

McCormacks character marries a witch named Samantha who can wiggle her nose and make Benjamin Franklin apear in the livingroom.

Posted by: Don't Mind Me on September 29, 2007 5:32 AM

I hate seeing typos I can't fix. (appear not apear)

Posted by: Don't Mind Me on September 29, 2007 5:35 AM

Don't Mind Me,

Technically, McCormack's needed an apostrophe and living room is two words (occasionally hyphenated).

Posted by: HighJive on September 30, 2007 11:23 AM

If they can make it in the same style as "Thank you for Smoking", the film that came to my mind when I first read of the show, I think it will be a success. Mmm, a smart sitcom...can anyone say Aaron Sorkin.

Posted by: Findlay on October 3, 2007 5:59 AM