Speaking as someone whose name has already been effectively trademarked by a half-dozen more famous Ted Manns, my sympathies go out to Rob Thomas the television producer (below, left), who seemed destined to always play second fiddle to Rob Thomas the singer and Mount Kisco resident (below, right). Alright, so maybe TV Rob he was lucky enough to get his IMDB page to show up on the first batch of Google results, but just about everything else is all Matchbox Twenty Rob. Then again, maybe not for long.
See, TV Rob’s career, which began with his hit “Veronica Mars,” is hotter now than ever before, with him successfully selling three pilots in this season alone. They are: a “90210” spinoff, a comedy called “Cupid,” and “Good Behavior” about the matriach of a crime family who decides to take over when her husband is sent off to jail.
Nicely done, TV Rob. Music Rob is going to have to come up with something way better than songs on the “Meet the Robinsons” soundtrack to top that!
(TV Rob: IMDB; Music Rob: AP Photo/Richard Drew)