Will Smith's 'Hitch' may become a TV series
If there's one thing The Juice* hates more than remakes (and boy, do we hate them), one thing we dislike even more is when mediocre movies get made into TV series -- especially movies from five years ago, like 2005's Hitch. That's right.
Deadline.com says that Will Smith, James Lassiter's Overbrook Entertainment and The Proposal writer Pete Chiarelli are working on an adaptation of the movie, which was about a love doctor in New York who can help Kevin James hook up with a movie star, but won't admit he digs Eva Mendes (something that doesn't seem like a difficult decision to us). And no, there's no mention of Smith playing the lead.
Several networks are apparently bidding on the project, which is set up as a one-hour episodic series for Sony Pictures TV. They tried this three seasons ago as a half-hour sitcom for CBS, but it didn't pan out. You know why? Because it was a mildly enjoyable date movie that starred some big names and was ultimately forgettable. So please, Sony, forget about this.