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Shepherd takes ‘Fame Whore’ to Showtime

'Save Me' creator has comedy in development at pay cabler

John Scott Shepherd, whose NBC pilot “Save Me” has gotten picked up to series, is in development with Showtime on a half-hour comedy titled “Fame Whore” as well as a drama at USA Network.

Pay cabler’s show is about our national obsession with being seen, validated, and adored by strangers, illustrated by a backup singer’s determined quest. On board as exec producers are musician John Legend and producing partner Mike Jackson with their Get Lifted Film Co. shingle, Kim and Eric Tannenbaum, and Shepherd.

CBS Television Studios is behind the project.

Shepherd collaborated with Showtime as a producer on “Nurse Jackie” and created “The Days” on ABC.

Details on the USA Network projects are vague, but it is an hourlong drama produced by Rich Frank and Jeff Kwatinetz’s Prospect Park prodco.

Laffer “Save Me,” from Sony Pictures Television, stars Anne Heche as a housewife who believes she is a prophet.

Shepherd is repped by CAA.

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