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NBC has acquired rights from comic/talkshow host Joan Rivers and her daughter , Melissa Rivers, to develop a TV movie about their relationship, starring the mother-daughter combo as themselves.

The story, to be exec produced by John Davis for his Davis Entertainment, will begin in 1987 following the suicide of the elder Rivers’ husband, Edgar Rosenberg, marking “a dramatic turning point in the relationship between mother and daughter,” according to NBC.

Rivers is preparing for her fifth year as host of “The Joan Rivers Show” in syndication, while Melissa Rivers provides youth-oriented reports for MTV and “CBS This Morning” and has acted in the feature “Secret Admirer” as well as on “Beverly Hills, 90210.”

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