Today in yes, really: Jeremy Piven producing reality show about glassblowing
According to Deadline, Jeremy Piven will follow the imminent end of HBO’s Entourage by producing a new reality show on the art of glass blowing, practically daring someone to make a “from sucking to blowing” joke, so there it is. Indeed the whole story reads like an open provocation, what with the series’ title, Blow, evoking a certain drug that Piven is often scurrilously rumored to be fond of, and the name of Piven’s production company, Luscious Mayhem, being the sort of phrase that triggers involuntary violent responses and/or nausea and blackouts.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, Piven’s involvement is entirely behind the scenes, as Blow is really just your standard American Chopper/Cake Boss-style reality show about New Orleans glassblower Josh Cohen and his “band of misfits” squabbling as they attempt to please their “demanding clientele,” all of whom demand that their glass be blown in a very exacting way indeed. But despite remaining in the shadows, clearly the hope here is that Blow will help provide a more well-rounded glimpse of the perhaps unfairly derided actor, in much the same way that viewers eventually realized that his previous reality TV endeavor, Jeremy Piven’s Journey Of A Lifetime, was less about watching his soul-searching trip through India, and more about their own personal spiritual quest into the heart of Piven.