Friday, April 28, 2006

Mick Jagger films sitcom pilot

CBC Arts

Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger has taken part in a pilot for a TV comedy being considered for ABC's fall season.

Jagger, who is currently touring with the Rolling Stones, filmed scenes in New Zealand, according to Charissa Gilmore, a spokesperson for the show's producers, Touchstone Television.

The show revolves around a hard-up New York janitor who schemes with his friends to rob a celebrity.

Ottawa-born, California-raised actor Donal Logue stars in the proposed 24-part series as the main character, who sees Jagger showing off his ritzy penthouse apartment on TV and decides on the 62-year-old rock veteran as his celebrity target.

Logue is a familiar face from both TV and film, having starred in the family sitcom Grounded for Life and appeared on TV's ER, as well as in such films as Just Like Heaven, Blade and Sneakers.

The as-yet-untitled new show is the brainchild of Rob Burnett and Jon Beckerman, who previously worked together on the NBC series Ed.

Burnett, also an executive producer for late-night host David Letterman, has said he wanted to create a plot-based sitcom that would see one storyline unravel over an entire season, likening the idea to "a comedy version of Lost or 24."

Jagger "did a lot of ad libbing," Burnett said. "Some of the funniest stuff in the pilot came from him. He's just a smart, funny guy."

ABC is set to announce its fall schedule next month, with Jagger's pilot one of several new comedies under consideration.


  1. That should be interesting, but come on.. doesn't Mick have enough cash already?? lol

  2. Yeah, but it's Mick Jagger...on a sitcom! The money's not as important as how odd it would be.

  3. Excuse me while I go barf.

    OK...this should be entertaining on at least one level.

  4. It's totally a publicity stunt. We all know how well Mick acts ;-)