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Faux News is Good News: Donald Trump Offered Sitcom Deal with FX

George Plank
Staff Writer

Donald J. Trump is no stranger to the limelight. In addition to his current bid for President of the United States he has had several successful TV shows, such as “The Apprentice” and “Donald J. Trump’s Fabulous World of Golf”. Now it seems that the presidential hopeful has his eyes set on a new theater of media, the sitcom.

A press release issued last week by John Landgraf, CEO of the FX network, was the first official announcement of the upcoming series.

“We look forward to working with Trump very closely over the next couple of months. He has just the right style and flair for subtlety that the FX network prides itself on.” Landgraf said.

The show is pegged to begin filming early next year. The plot will revolve around a president, Trump, with a younger, but still very knowledgeable, senator, Charlie Sheen, teaching him the way things are actually done around Washington. The show, titled “Heir Apparent”, is set to premier July 4th 2016.

Marc Burg, Producer of Anger Management; also on FX, has praised the concept and already has an idea of what the show should look like.

“Imagine House of Cards meets ‘Two and a Half Men’,” Burg Said. “Or, for those that aren’t in our target demographic, imagine Mr. Smith Goes to Washington meets ‘Laurel and Hardy Meet the Wolfman,” Burg said.

“It’s actually rather commonplace now a days to take a publicly known personality and write a sitcom around them. Look at the amazing work Chuck Laurie did with Charlie Sheen in ‘Two and a Half Men’. I really couldn’t have asked for a better pair to work with. One’s an outlandish cartoon character with a questionable reputation with women, and the other is… what are we talking about again?”

There is no saying how the show will interfere with trump’s campaign for the presidency, or what would become of it should he succeed.

“With any luck we’ll be able to incorporate it into our show and make America entertaining again.” Landgraf said.