By Whitney Pastorek
January 14, 2009 at 12:00 PM EST

News out of winter TCA today that CBS has given singer/professional boyfriend John Mayer the green light for a variety show pilot…and scoff all you want, PopWatchers, but this is a really, really good idea. Like, a better idea than Rosie Live. Okay, that’s not saying much. But seriously: As I’ve noted in this space before, I find John Mayer — when he is not releasing generic AAA blues-pop or trading endless licks with guitar legends — to be a fascinating and hilarious human being. I embed a clip from the lone episode of John Mayer Has a TV Show that aired on VH1 in 2004 as proof. Long live John Myers and the bear suit! (Check out the clip if that reference makes no sense.)

What do you think, PopWatchers? Good call, or bad idea jeans? And how should Mr. Myers fill the time? I’m sure he’ll read this — maybe he’ll even blog about it! — so let’s hear those programming suggestions.