Fox Announces a Brand New Sitcom...About a Conservative Lesbian?
The creators of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia are lining up a whole new show. The yet unnamed pilot is being considered for 2019. So why do you care? Here's the part that may or may not open a new front in the culture wars:
Olson is joining on the pilot her It’s Always Sunny co-stars and exec producers of the long-running FX comedy series, her husband McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton, who serve as executive producers on the Fox project alongside Rosell and 3 Arts’ Nick Frenkel. She also is reuniting with Rosell, a former It’s Always Sunny executive producer who recently served as consulting producer on The Mick.
In the untitled comedy, written by McElhenney and Rosell, Jean (Remini) considers herself a patriot who loves her country and firmly believes in everyone’s right to be left alone. Jean in many ways fits the stereotype of a typical conservative. However, she leads a very progressive lifestyle as she is now married to a woman, Birdie (Olson). Together they’re raising Jean’s two boys with the help of the boys’ father and Jean’s ex-husband, Richie, who currently lives in the garage.
The show could go a number of ways. The creators could make a point one needn't be red or blue pilled. While you and I know gay conservatives exist. Though they aren't as rare as liberals want you to believe, gay conservative is not something you generally see on television. So a conservative lesbian would be interesting.
Let's be honest, while the network producing this mysterious show is FOX, we're still dealing with Hollywood. Most likely, the people involved aren't wearing MAGA hats. Lest some tolerant leftist clock them right in the kisser. Leah Remini broke from the Church of Scientology, so obviously she doesn't give any f*cks what Hollyweird thinks.
Or, to quote Lester Bangs, here's a theory for you to disregard completely. Maybe the show has no agenda and is just looking to make everyone laugh. Just like Rum Ham. Seriously, watch:
We'll wait and see. But because the producers are working the word "conservative" into the show's promotional material, the show may have a political bent. Maybe it'll just be funny. And not insulting to the half of the country. Wouldn't that be a nice change of pace?