Thesp expected to write, produce sitcom
Peter Tolan (“Rescue Me”) will oversee Sony Pictures TV’s Diane Farr relationship comedy, which has landed a home at the WB.
Partnership reunites Tolan and Farr, who also worked together on the critically acclaimed laffer “The Job” (which featured Farr and was exec produced by Tolan). Farr also recently became a regular on “Rescue Me,” which Tolan exec produces.
Laffer revolves around a group of women entering their 30s in Los Angeles; Farr would star should it go to pilot (Daily Variety, Aug. 4).
Farr is expected to write and also serve as a supervising producer on the sitcom, while Tolan will be exec producer.
Thesp came up with the idea after her fiance called off their wedding last Valentine’s Day. Farr ended up launching a card company to help herald her return to singledom; that landed her a spot on “Oprah.” She then pitched the sitcom idea; Sony quickly laid claim.
It’s a return to the WB for Farr, who starred in the net’s short-lived laffer “Like Family” last season. She also co-hosted MTV’s “Loveline” and wrote the book “The Girl Code.”
Tolan’s credits include “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Murphy Brown” and features “Analyze This” and “Mr. 3000.” His upcoming films include “Fun With Dick and Jane” and “Guess Who.”