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A Gentleman Goes to Hollywood

A new sitcom based on the etiquette books by John Bridges will be CBS’s lead comedy for fall

May 27, 2011 Last February, Chapter 16 reported that David Hornsby, writer and executive producer of the FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, was producing a comedy pilot based on the bestselling etiquette guides by Nashville-based writer John Bridges. Now CBS has announced that How to Be a Gentleman will be its lead sitcom this fall. The story “follows an unlikely friendship between a traditional, uptight columnist and his rough-around-the-edges friend and trainer,” according to Entertainment Weekly. Hornsby plays an old-fashioned etiquette columnist who must adjust to the expectations of a hip new editor, taking advice from a former high-school bully (Kevin Dillon) who now works as a personal trainer. TV Guide offers a four-minute preview of the show here.

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