Shot in the lowest possible resolution

There is, I suspect, no chance that this will ever become an actual series:

In the company’s first two official sales this development season, Mark Gordon’s Mark Gordon Co. has set up two comedy projects from writer Scott King (The Neighbors) — one at ABC and one at Fox.

The Fox project, Clothing Optional, is about a family who own and operate a wholesome all-inclusive resort but suddenly must put their morality and better judgment on hold when a scandal rocks their hotel and they decide to just go with it and turn the place into a Clothing Optional resort to keep the business afloat.

Scott King could perhaps do this concept justice, but the FCC, assuming they come back to work by next fall, will not be amused.

And I refuse to contemplate the possibility of a crossover episode with, oh, let’s say, New Girl.


  1. fillyjonk »

    7 October 2013 · 1:44 pm

    I dunno, Discovery has some heavily pixelated thing where a man and a woman get dropped off in some location (presumably full of biting insects and poison ivy) totally naked and are expected to survive it. I can’t imagine a scripted comedy show about nudity being more cringe-producing than that.

  2. CGHill »

    7 October 2013 · 2:23 pm

    I just can’t imagine there being much audience for this, purely on the basis of squick: for every person who’s utterly blasé about nakedness, there are nineteen who would shower in their shorts if there were anyone else in the house. (And of those nineteen, maybe 1.5 will watch just so they’ll have something to complain about.)

  3. fillyjonk »

    7 October 2013 · 2:29 pm

    With the Dual Survival one, or whatever it’s called, I’m more squicked out by the idea of the exposure to the vagaries of the outside world, not the exposure per se.

    Then again, I’m the person who wears long pants and a hat and work gloves and usually a face mask to mow the lawn, so my perception may be skewed.

  4. CGHill »

    7 October 2013 · 2:41 pm

    Not really. A lawn needing mowing contains lots of surprises, not all of them kind to exposed flesh, especially when accelerated at unexpected angles by machinery. (Trust me on this.)

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