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TCA Press Tour: CBS loves John Mayer

January 14, 2009 | 10:13 am

Mayer2_kbqukjnc Simon Baker, move over. John Mayer is coming to your network!

CBS President of Entertainment Nina Tassler confirmed today at the TCA press tour that the singer, who is as famous for the women in his life as he is for his music, is developing a variety/sketch show pilot that will air on the network sometime this year.

Mayer approached CBS with his idea, and Tassler certainly responded. Mayer will write some of the sketches himself, she said.

"I loved him." she said after a news conference. "He’s so multi-talented. Great personality. Really smart, loves television and is very funny and has a great sense of humor about himself. "

If it is successful, the project could turn into a series of specials.

To that end, Tassler, asked if Rosie O'Donnell's recent live disaster on NBC scared her, replied, "Not at all. Well, for other reasons."

-- Maria Elena Fernandez

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