ABC has ordered a workplace comedy from Julia Roberts and her longtime collaborator Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, Deadline.com reports.
“Taming of the Shrew” comes from Roberts’ Red Om Films, 3 Arts — where Goldsmith-Thomas is a manager and producer — and ABC Studios, the report notes. The project is not related to the Shakespeare play of the same title.
“Written by Marc Hyman (‘Meet the Fockers’), the ABC comedy follows a tyrannical CEO and the office staff who try to tame her,” the story reports. “Hyman, Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas executive produce, with Red Om principals Lisa Gillan and Marissa Yeres Gill serving as producers.”
The report adds: “This marks the first TV development season for Goldsmith-Thomas since joining 3 Arts last fall. Her relationship with Roberts goes back 23 years to the time she was Roberts’ agent at ICM, guiding her career to global stardom. Goldsmith-Thomas then ran Revolution Studios East, supervising films under Roberts’ production deal there.”
Roberts and Goldsmith-Thomas executive produced the CBS series “Queens Supreme” and collaborated on a pair of “American Girl” films — “An American Girl Adventure” for the WB and the feature film “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl,” the story notes.