biglogo.jpgThe SF Examiner’s (the newspaper Examiner, not the user-generated one — does that sound snobby? Should I stop differentiating?) been keeping us updated on the local filming of a pilot for a new SF-set TV show, “True Blue.”

Before you ask, NO, it’s not about Dottie’s (thought that would be SO FUN, an hour long drama about waiting in line for pancakes!). Instead, the Ex wryly notes, it’s about a “group of San Francisco homicide detectives who reunite to solve the murder of one of their own and, in the process, revive old passions, rivalries and friendships.”

The Hollywood Reporter says True Blue is “a soap described as ‘The Big Chill’ set in a homicide squad.” If you get that reference, are you even in a desirable demographic? I guess if your advertisers are, like, boner pills and adult diapers. This is an ABC show, so maybe I’m not so far off.

IMDB has the cast list, which includes former Mr. Jennifer Garner Scott Foley, former pretend Cosby progeny Malcolm-Jamal Warner, and former Buffy Summers beau Marc Blucas. Which might also be a set of references that places me, well, not in the adult diapers category, but in some other old person demo I’d prefer not to contemplate.

The Ex says there’s no word yet on if True Blue’s stint in SF is expected to extend beyond the pilot phase, and my calls to the Film Commission haven’t gotten a response. So keep your eyes peeled if you’re in the “Twin Peaks, North Beach and Golden Gate National Recreation” areas for film crews (if you send me a pic of the former Riley Finn I will buy you a pony), because with Trauma doneski, this might be your last chance to see Hollywood-type stuff here for a while.

Have any True Blue tips? You know where to find us.

Image above is not really the True Blue TV show logo, but I so wish it was.

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at

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