It looks like a new reality show is in development starring Limp Bizkit front man Fred Durst. The singer will star in a new series called, "Douchebag," a reali - wait, you mean this is NOT a reality show? It's a sitcom?
I just figured that with a show called "Douchebag" involving Fred Durst the series would be based on his real life as, you guessed it, a douchebag. I don't know the musician personally but from what I've heard and read it seems like the rap/rock singer is a tool. Of course this is just my opinion as I've never met the man. And after saying this I'll probably NEVER meet him.
But, the theme seems to be a common one. According to MTV.com, Durst has "long complained that people have treated him like a music industry joke, a punch line to the question, 'Seriously, what's with that dude in the backward red baseball cap?'"
The CBS series will revolve around a rock musician trying to balance his life of music legend and fatherhood. At least half of this story is true, making it, I guess, a fictional sitcom. Durst does have two children - a daughter named Adriana and son named Dallas.
The script apparently is being written by Matthew Carlson, who is responsible for "Mr. Sunshine" and will serve as producer of "Douchebag." If you remember, Durst and Limp Bizkit rose to success in the '90s with their brand of rap rock, which was popularized in that era. The band recently got back together to release a comeback album called, "Gold Cobra," which had little success.
Self-Deprecating is Not the Answer
I don't know if this sitcom will work as veteran actors and comedians have often failed at bringing a sitcom to prominence. One thing I will say about Fred Durst is he is a decent director, as evidenced by the videos of his band Limp Bizkit. But let's get real; having a show that is self-deprecating based on the image of yourself is not a formula for success. At some point people stop feeling sorry for you and expect more. I don't think Durst has more to offer.
If Durst complained before about being a music industry joke, just wait until he becomes both the music AND television industries joke.
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