Jennifer Weiner announced on Friday (via her Twitter) that she is going to Hollywood. Here’s more from Deadline.com, which summarized the four shows which received “official pilot orders” by ABC Family:
“The Great State of Georgia” is an ABC Studios’ half-hour, multi-cam comedy series about an exuberant plus-sized performer from the south and her science geek best friend who try to make headway in New York City. Pilot writers are Jennifer Weiner (author of the best-selling novels Good in Bed, and In Her Shoes and Jeff Greenstein (“Desperate Housewives”)
Weiner is a known TV lover (she regularly live-tweets “The Bachelor” and “The Bachelorette”) and if you follow her blog, you know that in February ABC passed on her romantic relationship-centered pilot. So it’s no surprise that she would try again with another project.
As we all know, there aren’t a whole lot of plus-sized heroines in prime time—especially since ABC just canceled the TV show “Huge,” based on the novel by Sasha Paley. But Weiner can write plus-sized character better than anyone (i.e. their only concerns aren’t losing weight), so I have high hopes for “The Great State of Georgia,” not least of all because Jeff Greenstein is involved. (His credits include “Friends” and “Will & Grace”.)
Do any of you watch TV as much as you read? Will you keep your fingers crossed that ABC Family orders a full season of episodes?
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