Blues Brothers set for TV comeback

'Route 66 meets Glee'

The Blues Brothers could be returning – as a sitcom.

Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi’s ex-wife Judy are pitching a script to American studios and networks in a bid to get a primetime slot.

The pilot has the pair out of jail with Elwood, who was raised in an orphanage, looking for his real dad.

Judy Belushi told Hollywood trade magazine Variety: ‘I think these are great American characters,. We want to keep them alive. We chose to introduce them as new characters but do it in an way that they have some history, have some life behind them.’

Co-writer Anne Beatts said: ‘It would be Route 66 meets Glee, and it all goes to hell in a handbasket.’

The Blues Brothers began life on Saturday Night Live, before becoming the cult 1980 hit The Blues Brothers – however a sequel, Blues Brothers 2000, was roundly criticised for desecrating the reputation of the original.

Published: 31 Aug 2011

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