Sometimes it seems like there are certain people who just can’t lose for losing in this industry. Of course, sometimes we’re fine with that.

And, I don’t suppose you can say that Mark-Paul Gosselaar’s last effort was a loss, especially since a lot of people loved it.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m a bit of a fan, because I’m the right age, and if you’re that age too, you know that I’m required to be. Still, it isn’t just Gosselaar who’s at issue here, and this is a show “from the mind of” someone with a string of shows that didn’t get very far. Shows I liked, more or less, but shows that definitely didn’t take off.

I’m encouraged here, mainly because the theory of the show is intriguing, and Gosselaar could pull it off.

I especially like the hint that a major network might be putting something out that spins a couple comedy idea into something that, for lack of a better turn of phrase, purposely goes a little off the rails with its subject matter.

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People Are Talking comes from the mind of Nash and represents his latest series at the network following short-lived entries Growing Up Fisher, Guys With Kids and Up All Night, among others. It stars Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Tone Bell and centers on two diverse couples who are both neighbors and best friends. As they go through life side-by-side, they can’t help but analyze and obsess about everything. From topics like sex and race to the fact that the trusted new babysitter might just be a porn star, nothing is out of bounds for this wildly outspoken foursome.

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Source: NBC Orders Mark-Paul Gosselaar Comedy ‘People Are Talking’ – The Hollywood Reporter

Marc Eastman is the owner and operator of Are You Screening? and has been writing film reviews for over a decade, and several branches of the internet's film review world have seen his name. He is also a member of The Broadcast Film Critics Association and The Broadcast Television Journalists Association.