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TV Trends: Marijuana-Themed Projects Gain Momentum

Friday, January 29, 2016   (0 Comments)
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From The Hollywood Reporter:

The grass definitely is greener at some broadcast and cable TV networks as marijuana-themed comedies suddenly are in high demand.

Superproducer Chuck Lorre (The Big Bang Theory) is among those exploring the subject with Disjointed, an ensemble comedy about a group of potheads set at a Colorado marijuana dispensary that hit the marketplace Jan. 15. That project joins the Jan. 6 series pickup for Comedy Central's Time Traveling Bong, HBO's web series adaptationHigh Maintenance (picked up April 20) and NBC's Buds, put in development nearly a year ago.

In December, Amazon tapped Margaret Cho to star in the streaming giant's Highland. Not to be outdone, filmmaker and noted stoner Kevin Smith wrote and stars in Hollyweed, a project financed by FremantleMedia and five firms with ties to the rapidly growing cannabis industry.

- Read the full story at HollywoodReporter.com



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