CBS announce Smells Like Teen Spirit – the sitcom

Big Bang Theory writer working on show named after Nirvana song

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US TV bosses are working on a new family sitcom titled Smells Like Teen Spirit, it has been confirmed.

CBS has bought the rights to the sitcom, which was created by the writer behind The Big Bang Theory, Dave Goetsch. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the sitcom tells the story of a teenager who "forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents".

The title of the sitcom is, of course, the name of Nirvana's iconic 1991 hit single and is clearly designed to neatly wrap up the teenage protagonist's ambitions and his parents' past. It is not yet clear if Courtney Love has given her permission for the title to be used.

Goetsch's previous writing credits include 3rd Rock From The Sun and Grounded For Life. CBS is currently the home to shows such as The Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men and How I Met Your Mother.

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