Fred Durst Will Star in Actual Sitcom Titled ‘Douchebag’
CBS finds apt replacement for Charlie Sheen for 'family' show
“Fred Durst is the white Kanye West,” KROQ.com contended last month in a review of a recent Limp Bizkit concert. “He’s eccentric and controversial, yet knows how to put on a pretty damn good show.” That may be a stretch, but let’s have a toast for the Douchebag: Durst has inked a deal for his own half-hour CBS sitcom, and that’s the actual working title of the show. What, the suits wouldn’t go for Two and a Half Mooks? Remember, this is the network that used to employ Charlie Sheen.
As Deadline reports, the show follows a “rock legend” — cough — as he sets out to raise a family. “Douche Bag” is, in fact, the title of a track from Limp Bizkit’s reunion album, which our reviewer says “teems with frat-boy inanity.” Of course, rap-rock’s enfant terrible already demonstrated one path to work-life balance last year, when “Limp” scrapped their summer comeback tour.
Despite only limited non-band TV appearances, Durst has actually emerged as a film director in his own right. So we’re gonna leave you to contemplate the human species’ seemingly limitless capacity for total absurdity, which you may have thought peaked a few years back with the idea for Snakes on a Plane. To the network behind Two and a Half Men: Please make sure no cookies are harmed during the making of this show.