The American Movie Channel has green-lighted a new sitcom with an interesting working title; “We Hate Paul Revere.”
The show will follow two brothers who are, apparently, not fans the historical activist. Called Colonial Comedy, the show will be produced by the talented Ethan Sandler and Adrian Wenner.
Revere was a well-known businessman and silversmith in his day, but in ours he’s best known as one of the riders that caromed through Boston and nearby towns to warn patriots that “the British are coming.”
AMC has not officially picked up the show as of yet, nor has the network officially picked up any of the other few sitcoms it has greenlighted for development.
Picked up or no, the folks at Boston’s Paul Revere House aren’t very amused about the idea of their namesake becoming an object of sitcom derision.
The historical association immediately took to Twitter to express pique about the planned sitcom. On the Twitter accounts the Paul Revere historians and keepers of the Patriot’s image said “I hate this idea,” and “AMC, really?”
Aside from that, much of the content has been left to speculation, leaving us to ask;
What will this show be about?
Were colonists funny?
Why does Paul Revere look like Jack Black?
TVFishbowl promises to answer this and other probing questions, so stay tuned….
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