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CBS Developing ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ Sitcom With ‘Big Bang Theory’ Writer


It’s been over two decades since Nirvana unleashed their game-changing magnum opus ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’ The title remains synonymous with greatness, as well as being one of the most recognizable phrases in the lexicon of pop culture. Kurt Cobain famously despised the accessibility of the track, along with the bro-dudes and frat boys who would sing along at Nirvana shows. With that in mind, we’re sure that Cobain would love this move: CBS has just begun to develop a sitcom with the working title ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit.’

CBS is well-known for putting together highly successful sitcoms that adhere to the classic ‘laugh track’ and from-the-script style of comedic television. Many Nirvana fans would agree that Kurt Cobain wouldn’t have wanted CBS to use his song title to capitalize on the track’s phenomenal success, but Dave Goetsch, a writer from CBS’s ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ is developing a show with a current title based on the classic tune. Goetsch also hones credits from the shows ‘Grounded for Life’ and ‘3rd Rock From the Sun.’

“The multicamera comedy revolves around an 18-year-old budding entrepreneur,” describes the Hollywood Reporter, “who forgoes Harvard and instead opts to launch a multibillion-dollar Internet company from his garage with the assistance of his sister, best friend and his 1990s indie-rock parents.”

We’ll see if the ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ working title sticks. If it does, it might ruffle a few feathers in the Nirvana camp and among the band’s fans. Stay tuned for more on CBS’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’ as the news breaks.

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