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Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison to Produce a REAL GENIUS TV Series

Posted on September 24, 2014 at 12:58 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


I love the crap out of Real Genius! I can watch it on a never ending loop, and must have in 1997 because I had to pay Hollywood Video $39 in late fees when I forgot to return it. Val Kilmer’s Chris Knight was everything I wanted to be; smart but a major smart ass who got the chicks and blew holes through statues with a “laser”.  Martha Coolidge‘s 1985 comedy also gave us the great characters of Lazlo (played by Jon Gries), Jordan (Michelle Meyrink) and even Mitch Taylor (Gabriel Jarret) not to mention two all-timer douchebag villains in William Atherton‘s Jerry Hathaway and Robert Prescott‘s Kent.

Will Adam Sandler‘s Happy Madison, Sony TV, 3 Arts and NBC be able to recapture that excitement?  Hard to tell so far, but they’re going to have to try because they’re making Real Genius as a half-hour comedy.  

Per Deadline the show will be a single-camera workplace comedy and will be written by Craig DiGregorio and David King.  The show is said to maintain the dynamic established between Kilmer and Jarret in the film, though there’s no word on if the characters will actually share the same names (I’m betting they keep Knight and ditch Mitch).  Happy Madison’s Doug Robinson and 3 Arts’ Oly Obst are producing.

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