We have TV shows based on comic books, TV shows based on movies, TV shows based on books, and TV shows based on movies that are based on books, but one artistic medium has surprisingly been spared from being turned into a TV show: song lyrics. Jerry Bruckheimer and Fox are looking to change that with a new six-hour miniseries based on Carrie Underwood’s “Two Black Cadillacs.” Like most Carrie Underwood songs, “Two Black Cadillacs” is about a wife and a mistress teaming up to kill the man who wronged them both, and also they both drive the same car for some reason. The TV version will reportedly follow the same plot, but it’s unclear if both women will still drive the same car.
The most exciting thing about this, though, is that it opens the door for a whole bunch of new TV shows based on song lyrics. Someone could do a show based on “American Pie” and have it tell the story of a guy who drives his Chevy to the levee but the levee is dry, and then he reads about the death of Buddy Holly and it convinces him that The Rolling Stones are literally evil. Or maybe a show based on “Paradise By The Dashboard Lights” that actually stars Meat Loaf as a sexually frustrated teenager. Or, even better, someone could take that “I’ll Be There For You” song by The Rembrandts and make a show about a bunch of friends. Nah, that would never work.
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