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Diablo Cody and Oprah Have a Comedy in Development at HBO

22 November 2013 10:41 AM, PST | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

In an interesting pairing, "Juno" writer Diablo Cody has teamed up with Oprah Winfrey on a comedy project in development at HBO, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Based on Dr. Julie Holland's upcoming book "Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You're Taking, the Sex You're Not Having, The Sleep You're Missing and What's Really Making You Crazy," the untitled potential series will look at the up and down sides to the prescriptions so many people are on.  Series creator Cody will write the script and executive produce alongside Winfrey and her Harpo Films production banner, which has a development deal with HBO. Its other projects at the premium network include "These Things Happen," a family comedy based on the novel of the same name by Richard Kramer, and a drama from Thomas Bradshaw about the first African American president of a small liberal arts college. Read More: Diablo Cody »

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HBO is turning another book into a TV series, this time a family comedy

3 October 2013 1:45 PM, PDT | | See recent The AV Club news »

HBO is turning yet another book into a TV show. The network is developing a comedy series based on These Things Happen, a  novel by TV writer-producer Richard Kramer (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life). Released last fall, These Things tells the story of two couples—one gay, one straight—who live in Manhattan and share a 15-year-old son, Wesley. While Wesley mostly lives with his mother and doctor stepfather, he moves in with his father and his longtime partner for a semester to try to get to know him and his best friend, Theo, who just came out. And that’s »

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HBO Developing Modern Family Comedy Produced By Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo

2 October 2013 3:54 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: HBO has put in development These Things Happen, a half-hour comedy based on the first novel by TV writer-producer Richard Kramer (Thirtysomething, My So-Called Life). The pay cable network has optioned the book, published last fall, for the comedy project, which will be produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Prods. under the company’s deal at HBO. Kramer will write the script and executive produce. These Things Happen is set in present day Manhattan and focuses on two couples – one gay, one straight. They share a 15-year-old son, who lives on the upper East Side with his mother and doctor stepfather. Trying to get to know his impressive, distant father better, he moves in for a semester with him and his long-time partner who forms an instant friendship with the boy. »


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Link Bowl

4 February 2013 7:00 AM, PST | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

AP the inventor of Etch-a-Sketch has died. If I still had one still, i would draw you the saddest frown right now. Unhappy about this!

YouTube "Upside Downton Abbey" via Sesame Street

Playbill interviews Sebastian Stan who has now made a name for himself on all three actors mediums: film, tv, and stage (with Picnic, previously discussed)

BuzzFeed why The Amazing Spider-Man sequel will prove to be a bizarro version of Spider-Man 3 

Comics Alliance this made me lol'an extensive discussion of Batman punching animals'

Salon Richard Kramer remembers his mentor Pauline Kael

/Film Matthew Modine has had his diaries from Full Metal Jacket made into an iPad App. Great idea.

Carpetbagger Wreck-It Ralph scores at the Annie Awards

Empire Johnny Depp might finally play a non cartoon again. He could attend Black Mass, a true story crime drama, with Barry Levinson directing. He's done this genre before to varying »


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