HBO has always tailored their original series to niche markets. They got the single female urbanites with “Sex and the City,” the Creoles with “Treme,” the Aussies with “Flight of the Conchords,” and the perverts with “Taxicab Confessions.” Now they are roping the most coveted T.V. watchers of all: the Jews!
Ben Stiller has reportedly signed on to work with the cable giant to produce, direct, and star in a new show called “All Talk,” written by Jonathan Safran Foer. The show revolves around a Jewish family living in Washington, D.C., and is billed as “politically, religiously, culturally, intellectually and sexually irreverent” (Jews love them some risqué boob tubing). And guess who is set to co-star? Alan Alda! Indeed, Mister M.A.S.H. himself will be sharing the small screen schmaltz with Stiller.
Shooting is set to begin in the fall. Oy gevalt, am I excited!