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Monday January 12, 2009 2:41 pm

Barely Legal: Worst NBC Title Ever?




Posted by Veronica Santiago Categories: Comedy, NBC, Editorial, News,

Hilary DuffI thought Kate Winslet’s double-win at the Golden Globes last night was a stunner, but this one takes the cake.

NBC, the network that chose to eliminate its entire 10:00 time slot next year for Jay Leno, is currently developing a project with the most laughable name around: Barely Legal.

Do we really have to explain why the show’s title would probably overshadow its content? (At least the kind of content an NBC series would have?) Did anyone on the creative team realize what would happen if fans tried Googling the program by that name? Am I the only one weirded out that the comedy stars Hilary Duff, someone who’s barely 21?

And while I understand where the title comes from (the concept is based on the true story of a California lawyer who passed the bar at age 18), that doesn’t make it feel less icky for me. Fortunately, since the show is still in development, it’s possible the network could change the title at a later date. But then again, maybe NBC is banking on the extra web traffic?

Read More | Hollywood Reporter

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