A new television movie is in development that will focus on TV’s morning show wars. TVNewser reports that the project, which is being developed for a Lifetime movie, is based on “Top of the Morning,” a book by former New York Times reporter Brian Stelter.
The book, which looks at the ratings decline of NBC’s “Today” and the rise of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” may join Lifetime’s roster of original movies including “Bonnie & Clyde” and “Deadly Honeymoon,” the story notes.
Lifetime has optioned the book and is in the early development stage. Production company DiGA Vision, whose founders Liz Gateley and Tony DiSantos will be the executive producers, had previously bought the rights to the book. DiGA Vision is behind the series “Ke$ha: My Crazy Beautiful Life” and “My Life Is a Lifetime Movie,” the story notes.
Stelter is now the host of “Reliable Sources” on CNN.