Barenaked Ladies Get Variety Show on Fox

Published September 29, 2004

| Associated Press

Fox Broadcasting Co. has ordered a pilot for a variety show starring the Barenaked Ladies (search) that will feature the playful rock group performing music and comedy skits along with guest actors.

The Canadian band, known for writing upbeat songs with quirky lyrics and engaging their audiences with onstage banter, will have plenty of leeway to ad-lib on the show, tentatively titled, "The Barenaked Ladies Variety Show."

All of the band members -- Steven Page, Jim Creeggan, Ed Robertson, Kevin Hearn and Tyler Stewart -- will perform.

"This is a natural expansion to their live experience," said co-executive producer John Ziffren. "We are trying to capture that energy and make it into a TV show."

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