Martha Stewart Sitcom Headed to Fox Deadline
Lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart apparently enjoyed her recent guest spot on the CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls,” because now she has plans to take the plunge into comedy in a big way.
Nellie Andreeva reports on Deadline.com that Stewart is executive producing the single-camera comedy “The Tao of Martha” for Fox.
“The project, from Imagine TV and 20th TV, is based on Jen Lancaster’s upcoming book ‘Tao of Martha,’ which is in the vein of ‘Julie And Julia,’ with domestic diva Stewart as a role model instead of cooking icon Julia Child,” Andreeva writes.
The report adds: “’The Tao of Martha’ centers on a highly disorganized, scattered former party girl who decides she needs to grow up after her husband leaves her because he can’t handle her chaotic lifestyle anymore. She decides to kill two birds with one stone: become a better role model for her daughter and write a new book about changing her life according to the ‘teachings’ of Martha Stewart.”
Austin Winsberg, creator of “Jake in Progress,” is on board as showrunner and will write the script. He will also executive produce with Stewart and Imagine’s Brian Grazer and Francie Calfo.
“Stewart is not attached to star but may make occasional, mostly voice-over appearances,” the piece notes.