Michael Rosenbaum Creating New Syfy Show

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 15th, 2013 at 11:49 pm,

Earlier this week we reported about how a cryptic Twitter message from Michael Rosenbaum led fans to mistakenly believe that the he would be reprising his role as Clark Kent’s nemesis, Lex Luthor, for the upcoming tenth season of Smallville.

Today, we now know what “good news” he was referring to, as it was just announced that Rosenbaum will be creating a single-camera, half-hour, live-action comedy for Syfy, entitled,  Saved by Zeroes.

The series will star Rosenbaum and Jonathan Silverman (The Single Guy) as a couple of former actors on cult a science fiction show. After hitting rock bottom, the pair have to work together to get their lives back in order. Said Rosenbaum:

“Through drugs and drinking, [the characters played by Rosenbaum and Silverman] didn’t save money and, years later, the only thing they have left are the conventions, all they’ve got are their loyal, devoted fans…Our show is not about being in the business, it’s about being out of the business; it’s the ‘Non-tourage.’ We’re the losers you want to see back on top.”

The idea for the series came from Rosenbaum’s personal experiences attending comic book conventions both as a fan (before he became famous) and as a successful actor. He describes the show as Galaxy Quest meets Eastbound & Down.

Also attached to the project is How to Train Your Dragon scribe, Adam F. Goldberg, who will serve as executive producer and showrunner along with Rosenbaum. The two met while initially discussing another project that Goldberg felt Rosenbaum was perfect for:

“We started talking about a bunch of nerdy things…Next thing, we were writing a horror movie together.”

Yep, that’s right. If Rosenbaum creating a new series doesn’t solidify his inability to return to Smallville, the fact that he’s working on a horror movie together with Goldberg sure does, as the two are currently shopping the film around.

While it’s unfortunate that Rosenbaum won’t be returning to Smallville, I’m extremely interested in this new series. It reminds me of the episode of Entourage where the gang tag along with Johnny Drama to his “Viking Quest” conventions. Add the fact that Rosenbaum and Silverman are both exceptional comedic actors, mention Galaxy Quest, and I’m sold.

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…just tell me when and where I can watch it.

What do you think of Rosenbaum’s new series? Will you be tuning in? Would you rather have him back on Smallville? Thoughts?

While no official dates have been announced, you can look forward to Saved by Zeroes this fall on Syfy.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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  1. Remaining Smallville hopes effectively crushed…

  2. Haha… don't be so sad. You've still Green Arrow.

  3. Well at least he'll be back on TV… :( COME BACK LEX!!! WE NEED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Good for him. I've enjoyed his work before and he always seemed like a pretty cool guy. Hope this works out for him

  5. Would like to see him in maybe one or two more Smallville episodes, just to help properly close the show, but this new show does sound pretty interesting. Haven't watched either Entourage or Eastbound and Down (damn premium cable prices) but have heard good things about both, and like the author, Galaxy Quest has me sold as well (think that's one of those underrated movies). I'll be looking for this this fall on SyFy.

  6. You can catch a cleaned up version Entourage on Spike TV. Although, I'm not sure how well that will play.

  7. That doesn't sound like a series for sci-fi. It's more of a comedy central type show, if I was him I would go back to smallville bafore it's too late

  8. Please michael come back to smallville…it's getting really irritating. It's time to finally close the storyline that was never finished at the end of season 7. Just come back already for like one episode even so that fans can at least see the clark and lex tension one last time. I will watch your show because I really like you but I still think you should come back to smallville.