It's the end of the world as we know it
And I feel fine
Chuck Kuffner hips us to this horrifying prospect: David Cassidy is planning a reality show based on The Partridge Family. (Feel free to insert a blood-curdling scream here or anywhere, really....). Yep, it's official...Hollywood is now certifiably devoid of anything resembling creative thought.
Cassidy will co-executive produce both the reality-themed In Search of the Partridge Family for VH1 and a half-hour pilot for the rejuvenated sitcom to follow. Cassidy and fellow Partridge cast members Shirley Jones and Danny Bonaduce plan to cross the country looking for a next generation of Partridges. The star search begins airing in September.
"We want to do it right," says Cassidy. "I've been carrying the torch for the last 25 years, and I want to make sure the show will be funny and have integrity. We don't want to taint the brand of the show I will forever be associated with."....
Cassidy, who lives in Florida with his wife and their teenage son, believes the timing is right again for In Search of the Partridge Family and its sequel sitcom.
"I wasn't lured by the money," he said. "But what we're faced with in America and the world, I think, is not unlike the mood of the country when we were in Vietnam and The Partridge Family originally aired. What we're experiencing now with Iraq -- it's time to get happy."
So this is Cassidy's solution for coping with a serious national crisis...fluff devoid of any meaning, entertainment, of substance? If you sat 500 monkeys at 500 typewriters, it wouldn't take but a few minutes before you had 500 different "Partridge Family" scripts. I'm not at all certain thats a good thing.
Jeez, if I'd been thinking, I'd have given Cassidy a DUMB@$$ AWARD, but I'm fresh out I've already got today's wiener picked out.
Oh, my aching head....