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NBC is giving Adam Levine his own ‘Entourage’-ish sitcom

Aug 27, 2013

How many times have you watched Adam Levine shill for Proactive, spin around in an over-sized armchair on “The Voice,” gyrate sans shirt and thought to yourself “Now there’s a guy who must have a fascinating back story”?

Given that Levine now has a NBC sitcom in development based on his Hollywood salad days, we may get a glimpse back to when Levine walked among us as a mere mortal and not the frontman for the multi-platinum Maroon 5, reality show judge, sometimes actor, passable “SNL” host and media mogul who is apparently slowly acquiring his own network. The sitcom will probably depict a time when Levine had to settle for no-name catalog models, long before notoriously cycling through a revolving door of leggy supermodels, not excluding his current fiancee, Victoria’s Secret angel Behati Prinsloo.

According to The Hollywood Reporter:

Three months after inking “The Voice” coach to a one-year first-look development deal, the network has picked up a script for a semi-autobiographical comedy from the Maroon 5 singer, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.

The single-camera entry from Universal Television is based on Levine’s relationship with writer-producer Gene Hong (“Community”). The two were roommates before either found success in Hollywood. Hong will pen the script and executive produce alongside Levine and his longtime manager/producing partner at 222 Productions Jordan Feldstein.

The semi-autobiographical comedy marks the latest collaboration between Levine and Hong, who previously teamed on an NBC half-hour set at a karaoke bar that didn’t move forward in 2011.

Think of this as primetime TV’s answer to “Entourage,” except since no one is famous yet, every character is Turtle. That being said, Gene Hong must be one hell of a joke scribe, because his platonic love affair with the man who wrote the soundtrack to your dentist’s waiting room couldn’t have been that compelling. However, good luck making this wealthy, singing set of abs seem relatable.

Unless of course, part of Levine’s backstory involves living with a long-lost cousin from a fictitious Mediterranean Island or cross-dressing in order to live in a dirt cheap women’s residence. In either case, sign us up.

h/t THR

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