Although Dana Gould is perhaps best known as a comedian, he was also a writer on "The Simpsons" for seven seasons. And now it looks like Gould may be heading back to television with an unexpected collaborator.
Deadline is reporting that Gould has joined the Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl on a new comedy series being developed at FX. The currently untitled project focuses on a rock band on the brink of breaking up just as they begin to achieve superstardom. To save the band, the members agree to enter therapy and they wind up with "a misanthropic couple’s therapist from Agoura on the brink of divorce."
Gould has signed on to write the project and executive produce the potential series. In addition to his stint on "The Simpsons," Gould also wrote and performed on "The Ben Stiller Show" and made appearances on "MADtv" and "Seinfeld" in addition to co-creating "Super Adventure Team" for MTV. In 2010, Gould wrote and starred in the ABC pilot, "Nolan Knows Best." Gould is also one of the most popular stand-up comedians in the country and he recently launched his own podcast, "The Dana Gould Hour."
Grohl is the lead singer and songwriter for Foo Fighters, who has a reputation for being "one of the funniest rock stars." According to the report on Deadline, Gould sought out Grohl to work on this project because he is a fan of Grohl's music. Prior to founding the Foo Fighters, Grohl was a drummer for the bands Scream and Nirvana; and he is also a drummer for Them Crooked Vultures.
For this project, Gould and Grohl are joined by Tom Lassally and Dave Becky of 3 Arts and Bill Gerber of Gerber Pictures; all of whom will serve as executive producers.