Mini is an adaptation of Grazer's novel

Jon Avnet has come aboard to direct USA miniseries “The Starter Wife.”

From author Gigi Levangie Grazer, project stars Debra Messing as a divorcee on a quest to redefine herself after years of marriage to a Hollywood studio head.

Mini, which USA greenlit to production earlier this year, is an adaptation of Grazer’s novel of the same name.

Grazer will exec produce alongside Stephanie Davis and Howard Klein. Script was penned by Sara Parriott and Josann McGibbon, who will also exec produce. NBC Universal Television Studio is producing.

Avnet just produced Tony-winning play “The History Boys” and is in post-production on the feature “88 Minutes,” starring Al Pacino. His feature credits include “Risky Business,” “Fried Green Tomatoes” and “Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.”

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