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Film Director Known for Quirky Movies Has a Talk Show in the Works

Jul 27, 2011  •  Post A Comment

A movie director known for his offbeat films is working on a daily half-hour syndicated talk show that would combine comedy and celebrity chat, reports Joe Adalian at New York Magazine’s Vulture blog.

Kevin Smith, whose movies include “Clerks” and “Chasing Amy,” is working on the show under the tentative title "Kevin Smith Project." The show is described as a variation on "Regis and Kelly" for late-night, with a target demo of viewers ages 12-34.

"Kevin and his co-host will talk water-cooler topics at the top of the show, followed by a celebrity interview and a comedy segment from the field (a la ‘The Daily Show’). Each show will feature one celebrity interview," the article says.

The program is positioned as a potential lead-out for "TMZ," the story says.

"’TMZ’ hails from Warner Bros. Television’s Telepictures unit, so that studio could be a likely home for Smith; the Fox stations also could be behind the show via their sister studio, Twentieth Television," Adalian notes.

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