That’s right. It’s being considered. By NBC.
According to the Forward (although we thank Miriam for her diligent reportage of such stories), a TV series is being developed that features the Jewish Theological Seminary and its Morningside Heights neighborhood as the backdrop for a sitcom about seminarians:
David Light, the show’s creator, is a onetime Camp Ramah camper and an observant Jew. His wife, Sharon Brous, is the rabbi of a thriving young congregation in Los Angeles known as Ikar. Brous was ordained by The Jewish Theological Seminary, Conservative Judaism’s flagship institution. In real life, students at the seminary share dorms and some classes with the students at Union Theological Seminary, a nondenominational Christian institution.
Light, who himself considered a career in the rabbinate, opted instead for a career in comedy and television writing. Though he has done some writing for television, this is the first show he has created. “Morningside Heights” is being produced by Big Cattle Productions, a company founded by Eric McCormack (Will of “Will & Grace”).
Rabbi Brous was named to the Forward’s list of top fifty most influential Jews last year, and her essay about the guilt of being a female rabbi appears in the new Modern Jewish Girl’s Guide to Guilt, edited by Ruthie Ellenson (which is reviewed by a Jewish Week singles columnist here).
In related news, I will soon be moving to Los Angeles to work on an NBC sitcom.
CLARIFICATION: The announcement of my move was kind of a joke. For now. But as I’ve said, I’m open to the right offer…