An actress considered by many to be the queen of romantic comedies is going all in with NBC, developing a sitcom as a star vehicle for herself.
TheWrap.com reports that Meg Ryan will play a single mother who returns to a publishing career and finds herself working for her former intern. Ryan became a huge movie star through her romantic comedy roles in features including "When Harry Met Sally …," "Sleepless in Seattle," "French Kiss" and "You’ve Got Mail."
Ryan will star in and executive produce the new project.
"Ryan will play Rose, a sunny, devoted and desperately non-confrontational single mom who decides to return to her New York publishing house where she was once a brilliant editor to find that she now works for Brenda, her neurotic 30-year-old boss who was once her former intern," the story reports. "Rose must find a way to keep her boss, her teenage kids, her almost ex-husband and her meddlesome mother-in-law all happy, which results in her over-complicating every situation and somehow always making it worse."
The project is from Universal TV, with Ryan’s manager, Jane Berliner, also signed on as an executive producer.
"Marc Lawrence (‘Miss Congeniality’) is writing the project as well as executive producing," the piece adds.