You know Fred Durst best as the obnoxious frontman of Limp Bizkit. Now you’ll get to know him as an obnoxious sitcom star. According to Deadline, Durst has signed a deal with CBS to star and produce his own sitcom. Being written by Matthew Carlson (of the canceled ABC show Mr. Sunshine), the sitcom reportedly centers around a “rock legend” trying to balance his high profile lifestyle and his family. Though the half an hour sitcom does not have a name set in stone yet, apparently the comedy is being referred to as Douchebag (how fitting?).
Durst staring and producing a sitcom isn’t all that surprising (and not just because he fit’s the role of douchebag rocker well). While he’s directed two films before, Durst had a recurring role in NBC’s mini-series Revelations and played a bartender in FOX’s House (not to mention all the random cameos he’s made over the years in films and music videos). While the idea of watching Durst in a cheesy sitcom on CBS may sound excruciating (Two And A Half Men with Ashton Kutcher sounds more appealing), it could be worse. Durst could be replacing Bret Michaels on Rock Of Love, forcing us to watch him get nookie from desperate reality TV groupies. Yeah, we’ll take a sitcom over that.