Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo approves Fox comedy based loosely on his return to college

'DeTour' will incorporate the story of frontman's return to university in 1995

Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo has made a deal with Fox to create a fictionalised version of his return to University as a succesful musician.

The development deal signed by Cuomo involves a single-camera comedy called DeTour, which is inspired by the life of the singer.

The show will be scripted by Steve Franks, who is behind US comedy detective series Psych. It will tell the story of a 30-something rock star who is worried about his success, and walks away from the spotlight at the height of his career to rediscover the parts of his life he missed out on when he was becoming famous.


The series is not based on Cuomo’s life nor will it feature Weezer, however it will use the period Cuomo attended Harvard University on and off from 1995 to 2006 as a start point for its story.

To complete his bachelor of arts in English, the frontman took a sabbatical from his successful rock career eight years ago to return to Harvard full time, where he lived in dorms and ate in the student cafeteria.

Franks will the script and executive produce the comedy with Tagline Television’s Chris Henze (who also worked on Psych) and Willie Mercer.

Earlier today, Weezer revealed a snippet of the latest track to be taken from their forthcoming new album ‘Everything Will Be Alright In The End’, which is due for release on October 7. The track teaser, which features Best Coast’s Bethany Cosentino, can be heard below.


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