“Cavemen” settling in Atlanta?

Variety is reporting that ABC is developing a pilot based on the Geico Caveman ads. Go figure.

“Cavemen” will revolve around three pre-historic men who must battle prejudice as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta.

Now I’m a little biased regarding the Cavemen since I know one of the actors and I’d like to see him succeed. I’m just curious whether or not this pilot will have them navigating gridlock via car (which seems natural, given the Geico connection) and visiting local landmarks.

Other than that, I’ll leave the commenters to decide on the merits of advertisements turned series. Max Headroom (interesting) and Baby Bob (not good) spring to mind.

[Via BWE]

10 Comments so far

  1. sATaLyte (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 1:39 pm

    “Cavemen” will revolve around three pre-historic men who must battle prejudice as they attempt to live as normal thirtysomethings in modern Atlanta
    I guess they figure Atlanta(the south?) is already backwards as hell.

    But prehistorically? What a slap in the face!

  2. Greg (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 2:05 pm

    But will it be the real Atlanta or the fake Atlanta from FOX’s “Vanished”?

  3. james (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 5:18 pm

    i love those commercials….i really hope they can capture the spirit of them in this sitcom…

    damn greg, you are right. i have no idea what city that was in ‘vanished.’

  4. Audacity (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 7:54 pm

    Ha! This is hilarious.

  5. Doug Quance (unregistered) on March 2nd, 2007 @ 10:44 pm

    It could work, if written well.

    I think it has potential. I don’t see the Atlanta connection… but I guess it could be anywhere, when you think about it…

  6. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on March 3rd, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

    When looking at the Caveman’s crib website, I got a very Manhattan-type vibe. But I suppose a Midtown setting would do just as well.

    I’m down because I love playing “spot the corner” and the only other ITP ATL-based show – Vanished – was canned.

  7. gretagretchen (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 3:07 pm

    Hmmm. Seems like it would be hard to sustain over a half and hour. Maybe and adult swim-esque 15 minutes would be better?

    I’ve got to wonder about the prejudice / Atlanta connection. Not that we’re magically devoid of issues in the ATL but I hate when arty & political types from somewhere else throw around their uneducated views of Atlanta, especially the state of race relations around here.

  8. Craig (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 4:19 pm

    This is a slap in the face to all of the African Americans in the ATL. Perhaps Mayor Franklin, John Lewis, Andrew Young, John Eaves and chief Pennington should make a commercial blasting the show?

  9. Mike (unregistered) on March 5th, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

    As long as the cavemen know the left lane is for passing on the connector, they’ll be way ahead of most Atlantans. Why is it Atlantans refuse to abide by “slower traffic keep right”?

  10. Rashid Z. Muhammad (unregistered) on March 6th, 2007 @ 8:40 am

    If you’re going to force an off-topic cheap shot, at least make it funny or poignant.

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