Tom Goldstein Series on NBC? Seriously?

December 4th, 2009

Oy Vey. Not just Oy. But Oy vey.

From the ABA Journal:

NBC is developing a TV series based on the life of SCOTUSblog founder Tom Goldstein. Press reports say the show will be called Tommy Supreme, but Goldstein says that’s likely just a working title, according to Washingtonian’s Capital Comment Blog. Variety also had the news, saying the show will be an “inverse House,” depicting a likable guy in an unlikable profession. Writers are working on the pilot.

From Variety:

NBC is taking its development all the way to the Supreme Court.Peacock is developing the legal franchise “Tommy Supreme,” from scribe Barry Schindel. Universal Media Studios is behind the project, which also comes from Circle of Confusion.

Project is based on the exploits of real-life attorney Tom Goldstein, who has argued 21 cases in front of the Supreme Court. Circle of Confusion bought the life rights to Goldstein, who’s a partner in the D.C. law firm Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, and also a co-founder of the popular Supreme Court-themed blog SCOTUSblog.

“When David Alpert and David Engel at Circle of Confusion brought me the story of Tom Goldstein, a first-year law graduate and accomplished poker player who wound up arguing before the Supreme Court… its underdog appeal was irresistible,” said Schindel, himself a former public defender.

This is why I don’t watch TV. Though, a series about a blogging law clerk in Western, Pennsylvania may have some appeal?