High-Brow Art Meets Low-Brow Humor
Blue Palms is a raucous series about a group of eccentric artists living in a dilapidated Hollywood apartment complex. It’s like a demented “Three’s Company.” Currently in progress, this project is dedicated to those who never gave up on their dreams, even after their dreams gave up on them.
When Buddy Feckelson, a once promising cartoonist, falls on hard times, he’s forced to rent out his one-bedroom apartment and sleep in the living room. When things get worse, he begins renting out floor space.
His two roommates are Ginny, an out-of-work actress who moonlights as a princess at children’s parties, currently on suspension for sleeping with one of the dads, and Mudmoosh, a failed Albanian rocker who spent his fortune on hair-loss treatments.
The series traces the outlandish antics of these three outsider artists as they toil desperately for fame, success and critical acceptance.
What crisis will befall them next? What absurd new scheme will they hatch to “be discovered”? What could possibly go wrong?!
“Reporters who appear as themselves bring with them a certain authenticity,” Hollywood producer Kim Sherrell tells TheWrap
When producers of “Blue Palms,” a new series about a group of eccentric artists living in a dilapidated Hollywood apartment complex, announced the casting of their pilot, one name that stood out among the long list of actors was CNN anchor Don Lemon.
Journalists have often played themselves in TV and film over the years. CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour famously appeared in “Iron Man 2,” Brian Williams hung out at “30 Rock,” even the legendary Walter Cronkite made a cameo playing himself on an episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show.” read more at The Wrap