A New ‘Blues Brothers’ TV Series Hopes to Channel ‘Glee’


Well, if you thought that it couldn’t get much worse than Blues Brothers 2000 (which currently sits at a lackluster 45% rating on Rotten Tomatoes), you were wrong. Today brings the news that Dan Aykroyd — who apparently has nothing better to do at the moment other than wait for Ghostbusters 3 not to be made — is hoping to spin-off the comedy franchise into a new primetime TV series. Note: He co-owns the TV rights with John Belushi’s ex-wife, Judy; Universal Pictures owns the film rights.

According to Variety, the story will focus on Elwood Blues’ search for his real dad, each episode will have a musical number, and while major casting has yet to be determined, Aykroyd will provide the voice of Jake and Elwood’s parole officer (and presumably remain off-screen). “We’re not trying to replicate Dan and John but Jake and Elwood,” explains former Saturday Night Live scribe Anne Beatts, who co-wrote the pilot. “It would be Route 66 meets Glee, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket.” What are your thoughts? Is there any chance that this could actually work? [via The Playlist]