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NBC Buys 'Lesbo' Comedy, Jennifer Garner Working on 'Geek' Series & More Development News

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 8th 2011 3:30PM
TV Development If you thought this year's crop of new shows had some interesting names and premises, wait until next fall rolls around.

According to Deadline, NBC has bought a comedy pitch called 'My Best Friend Is A Lesbo.'

The somewhat autobiographical project from Sascha Rothchild and Randi Barnes follows two female roommates, one gay and one straight, as they deal with life, love and the pursuit of happiness.

'Gossip Girl' executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage will executive produce the project along with writers Barnes and Rothchild.

In other development news ...

TNT has ordered a pilot about a crime-solving dog. Yes, that's right. 'Scent of the Missing,' based on the book of the same name, is about a detective and her dog. The project is being produced by 'CSI' executive producer Carol Mendelsohn. Here's the official description: "An adrenaline junkie leader of a canine search-and-rescue team assists various law enforcement agencies with her best friend and partner, a golden retriever." [EW]

'The New Adventures of Old Christine' creator Kari Lazer has sold a female buddy comedy pilot to NBC. 'Lady Friends' follows two best friends who can't be more different from each other. [Deadline]

Lifetime is at work on 'The Princess of Whales.' The drama project comes from '24' writer-producer Stephen Kronish and 'Cold Case' star Kathryn Morris. The project is based on the true story of Las Vegas casino hostess Marcia Hartman. [Deadline]

Candace Bushnell and Mark Gordon have sold a drama project based on Bushnell's book 'One Fifth Avenue.' The ABC drama focuses on a columnist who begins investigating a scandal in her apartment building. It's being billed as 'Sex and the City' meets 'The Good Wife.' [Variety]

Jennifer Garner's production company is developing a half-hour comedy for ABC Studios. The show will be based on the book 'The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth.' 'Easy A' writer Bert Royal will write the pilot about seven students whose quirky personalities will benefit them when they reach adulthood. [Variety]

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I take it Randi is the sapphic half. Her parents must have had a clue about her by giving her a guys name.

September 09 2011 at 8:53 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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