Michael Rosenbaum Teams with SyFy for Saved by Zeroes
Syfy is developing the half-hour single-camera, live-action comedy Saved by Zeroes, from former Smallville star Michael Rosenbaum, Sony and Happy Madison, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Rosenbaum and Jonathan Silverman are set to star in the project, created by Rosenbaum and based on his personal experiences. It revolves around two friends, former actors on a science fiction show that has since developed a cult following, who have hit rock bottom and must work together to get their lives back on track.
"This is such a personal idea of Michael's stemming from his experience on 'Smallville,' " he said. "There is a lot of character depth to it."
"Through drugs and drinking, (the characters played b Rosenbaum and Silverman) didn't save money and, years later, the only thing they have left are the conventions, all they've got are their loyal, devoted fans," Rosenbaum said. "Our show is not about being in the business, it's about being out of the business; it's the 'Non-tourage.' We're the losers you want to see back on top."
Adam F. Goldberg is attached to the project, which has received a script order, as executive producer/showrunner. He and Rosenbaum first met for a script Goldberg had in development at Happy Madison for which the company's Doug Robinson thought Rosenbaum would be perfect for.