Brad Paisley TV Show Lands at Amazon After Bidding War

Brad Paisley is heading to the small screen. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the country superstar is set to star…


Lauren Jo Black

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September 11, 2019


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Brad Paisley is heading to the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the country superstar is set to star in and executive produce a new comedy, Fish Out of Water. The show has landed at Amazon after a bidding war that reportedly saw multiple outlets vying for the half-hour comedy.

THR describes the show as “a Larry Sanders take on celebrity vanity projects and a behind-the-scenes look at country music star Paisley’s struggle to keep a simple little fishing show from turning into his own personal Frye Festival.”

When word got out, Paisley took to Twitter to share the news, writing, “Some fun things brewing…Oh, and as far as bidding wars go, I’m a tough one. Well, right up until amazon dangled free shipping, then I caved.”

Fish Out of Water marks Paisley’s series debut, following previous stints on shows such as The Crazy Ones, According to Jim, King of the Hill and Nashville.

Will Arnett and AD Miles, who previously worked with the former CMA Entertainer of the Year on ABC’s The Gong Show, will executive produce the series alongside Paisley. Additional executive producers include Paisley’s manager, Bill Simmons, as well as Peter Principato, Marc Forman and Kendal Marcy.

The series received a script commitment from Amazon, however, there’s no word on a premiere date just yet.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.