Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Teri Hatcher's 'Burnt Toast' Book Adapted For A Lifetime TV Series

Hollywood Reporter reports that Lifetime is reaching for its funny side with several new comedies, at the same time enlisting mogul and "Apprentice" star Donald Trump to executive produce and narrate a scripted series that's in development.

The women's network already has such acquired hits as "Will & Grace" and "Reba," but it's much better known for its original dramas like "Army Wives" and, of course, its scripted movies. But with an announcement Monday afternoon at Lifetime's annual press presentation, entertainment president Susanne Daniels said that it was hoping to broaden its comedic appeal.

Three new comedy pilots are in development, including "Libertyville," starring Christine Ebersole as a divorced 40-something on the dating scene again, and "Rita Rocks," starring Nicole Sullivan managing marriage, motherhood and a newly formed garage band. The "Libertyville" and "Rita Rocks" pilots would be tested next week, with Daniels saying that one of the pair could move forward soon. A third, "Burnt Toast," is an adaptation of "Desperate Housewives" actress Teri Hatcher's book; Hatcher is one of the executive producers.

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