Ad execs are officially the new TV hotness

Looks like advertising is joining medicine, law and detective work in the ranks of overused professions on TV dramas. On the heels of AMC’s Mad Men comes TNT’s Truth in Advertising, slated to star Eric McCormack of Will & Grace and Tom Cavanagh of Ed. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show takes place in the fictional Chicago agency of Rothman, Greene & Moore. McCormack will play an art director who “must learn to cultivate his inner shark” when he’s promoted to creative director. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that there will be sizzling sexual tension among everyone in the agency, except for the token comic-relief guy in media planning. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go punch out one of my colleagues for having a lesbian affair with the designer I’m secretly in love with—and all this on the eve of The Big Pitch! How do I even get work done around here?

—Posted by David Griner