May 1, 2012

HBO Passes On The Corrections, Dammit

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David Shankbone

Sad news from Vulture: HBO has made the indefensible and straight-up heinous decision to pass on a television series adapted from Jonathan Franzen’s celebrated novel, The Corrections.

The Corrections, a story that centers on the dissolution of a dysfunctional Midwestern family, was ready to make its small-screen debut with help from Franzen himself, who co-wrote the script. He wasn’t the only big name that believed in the project — director Noah Baumbach and producer Scott Rudin were on board, along with an all-star cast including Ewan McGregor, Maggie Gyllnehaal, Chris Cooper, and Dianne Wiest.

As someone who just finished the book like, two weeks ago, I was counting on this show to fill the void. Why HBO has gone and done me dirty (again, I still remember the Carnivàle incident), I can’t say — but until The Corrections finds a new home, I’d like to invite it to come stay on my desert island of television shows who deserve better. Arrested Development and My So Called Life are getting lonely there. TC mark

image – The Corrections
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