Rejoice, Tim! /Film is reporting that Veronica Mars and Party Down creator Rob Thomas creator is moving to NBC with a new TV project dubbed “Temps.” It’s revolves around the lives of recent college grads, struggling to find livelihoods in the post-bust economy (a subject I have a special affinity for) and the hilarious, deadpan hijinks that will certainly ensue.
Currently, the pilot has been greenlight by NBC and is in production. Hopefully, the wider audience, national attention, and critical success of his previous projects will catapult “Temps” into new territory for Thomas – although, as /Film points out, the change from Starz to the more lowest-common-denominator-pandering NBC likely means the rehash will have to lose some of its ascerbic wit… and maybe some of the family-unfriendly drug use. Let’s hope the ratings meet the acclaim at least halfway, this time around.