Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst is preparing to make his starring TV debut in a new comedy series for CBS. Currently titled Douchebag (a fitting name for a Durst vehicle) the show is about a rock legend who is trying to find the balance between raising a family and being a celebrity.
According to Deadline Hollywood the show is being written by Mr. Sunshine scribe Matthew Carlson and it will be produced by the Tannenbaum Company.
Also involved in the project will be Durst’s manager/producer John Schneider who will be a non-writing producer. The move to bring Schneider on-board made sense since he already has a business relationship with CBS, CBS Studios and the Tannenbaums. John worked with his brother Rob Schneider to develop a family comedy for the network.
Douchebag, which may go by a different name before airing will debut early next year although an exact premiere date is not yet known.
Will you be tuning in to watch Fred Durst play an annoying celebrity that rubs a lot of people the wrong way? I think I already saw him play this role on a MTV’s Total Request Live (TRL).