Coen Brothers Creating TV Show

Filmmakers will have a television project for the first time

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Oct 5, 2011 8:51 AM CDT

(Newser) – Good news for Coen brothers fans: Soon you won't even have to leave your house to get a fix. The Oscar-winning filmmakers are creating an hour-long TV series for Fox, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The single-camera comedy Harve Karbo will center on a Los Angeles private investigator, his deadbeat friends, and the Tinseltown VIPs he frequently crosses paths with.

"Before everyone loses their minds: Joel and Ethan will not be writing the project's script," notes Caroline Bankoff in New York. (Co-creator and Cedar Rapids writer Phil Johnson will handle that.) More interested in Joel and Ethan's next film? Click for more on Llewyn Davis.

Directors Joel (right) and Ethan Coen arrive for the London Film Festival screening of their film A Serious Man, at the Vue West End in Leicester Square, central London Tuesday Oct. 27, 2009.   (AP Photo /Yui Mok, PA)
US film-making brothers Joel (L) and Ethan Coen pose as they arrive for the premiere of the film 'True Grit' by US film-making brothers Ethan and Joel Coen in Berlin on February 10, 2011.   (Getty Images)
Directors Joel and Ethan Coen attend the 'True Grit' Premiere during the opening day of the 61st Berlin International Film Festival at Berlinale Palace on February 10, 2011 in Berlin, Germany.   (Getty Images)
Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Cohen attend the Deluxe Laboratories opening press conference held at Deluxe New York during the 2008 Tribeca Film Festival on April 24, 2008 in New York City.   (Getty Images)
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