David Fincher creates show for FX

Fight Club. M*A*S*H*. Normally, you wouldn't put those two together. FX did.

David Fincher, the director of such bleak films as Se7en and Fight Club, has joined up with M*A*S*H* writer Larry Gelbart to create a sitcom for the cable network. The still-untitled series revolves around a Los Angeles psychologist who becomes a sensation when he does the unthinkable to Hollywood power players: He tells his clients the truth.

Fincher is a music video director who blasted into the big time with the poorly received Alien 3. He recovered with the Brad Pitt murder mystery Se7en, which grossed more than $100 million domestically. The next collaboration between the two, 1999's Fight Club, received mixed reviews and was a failure at the box office but developed a hardcore following.

Fincher is currently prepping Zodiac, a thriller about San Francisco's Zodiac Killer from the 1970s, starring Jake Gyllenhaal.

Gelbart has a long history in comedy, developing the classic TV series M*A*S*H* and writing for The Marty Feldman Comedy Machine. He also wrote the comedy films Oh God!, starring George Burns as God and John Denver as a hapless grocery store clerk, and Blame It on Rio, which starred Micheal Caine and Joseph Bologna as two middle-age pervs lusting after Demi Moore. In 1983, he was nominated for an Oscar for his Tootsie screenplay.

FX has scored with a number of high-profile adult series, including The Shield, Rescue Me, and Nip/Tuck.

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May 29, 2007
Did this project get completed?
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Nov 17, 2006
I absolutely love Nip Tuck. The show is very well written. The excellent addition of Sanaa Lathan brings in a new audience. (THANK YOU for that). I like the dares the show takes, especially pairing Mitchell with Chritian; they actually make a very good looking couple.
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Sep 13, 2006
Actually, what I think he means is that most of the psychs who work with high-profile types in Hollywood go pretty easy on them.



I knew one really well that in fact asked me to go to the shrink with, and found out the the psych just seemed to accept anything this person said as truth, despite the very obvious evidence to the contrary. It made me sad. And it made this one particular psych in violation of the Hippocratic Oath.
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Jun 26, 2006
Either this will be FX's most successful comedy or their biggest flop since "OVER THERE".
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Jun 26, 2006
What do they mean when they say a Hollywood psychologist who does the unthinkable to Hollywood power players tells the truth? Do they mean like he goes public and reveals all the dirty laundry on his celebrity clients, cause if yes, that could be an okay show
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