Fox Is Making A Sitcom About Rivers Cuomo’s Life

By James Rettig / August 27, 2014 - 10:31 pm

If you’re a Weezer fan, you probably know a little bit about Rivers Cuomo’s college experience: he started at Harvard University in 1995, only a year after the release of The Blue Album, and attended intermittently until he graduated in 2006. Now, his experiences will be turned into a TV show. Cuomo teamed up with Psych creator Steve Franks for a new sitcom called DeTour. DeTour will follow a thirtysomething rock star who walks away from fame to discover experiences that he missed out on while famous. It would star a fictional character that’s heavily inspired by Cuomo’s own life. According to Deadline, Fox has given the series a put-pilot order; this means that while there’s a chance it won’t come to air, the network is pretty confident in its success and will face a financial penalty if they don’t give it a series order.