ABC is back in business with “Hairspray” star Marissa Jaret Winokur.
Net has closed a deal to develop a half-hour laffer for Winokur to be written by former “Friends” scribe Dana Klein. Tony-winning thesp would play a working girl who strikes it rich and moves with her husband to an exclusive gated community.
Sony Pictures Television will produce the project.
Winokur is a fave of ABC execs. Earlier this year, she starred in Alphabet comedy pilot “The Furst Family,” which was not picked up to series. She also starred in the ABC Family telepic “Beautiful Girl.”