Meg Ryan Developing TV Comedy with NBC

Meg Ryan TV Comedy in Works

Actress would play single mom, book editor

Meg Ryan will exec produce and star in a new halfhour, single-cam comedy from Universal TV that is in development at NBC.

Ryan would play a sunny, non-confrontational single mom (with teenage kids, an almost-ex-husband and a meddlesome mother-in-law) who returns to her New York publishing house where she was once a brilliant editor to find that she now works for Brenda, a neurotic 30-year-old who was once her former intern.  Trying to keep everyone happy, Ryan’s character ends up overcomplicating every situation.

Marc Lawrence, who will script, and Jane Berliner (Ryan’s manager) will also exec produce. Lawrence (“Miss Congeniality”) began his career on NBC comedy “Family Ties.”

Ryan becomes the latest in an increasingly long line of film stars segueing into television. Most recently, Halle Berry committed to CBS drama series “Extant” and signed a two-year, first look production deal with CBS Television Studios.

Ryan has guested in recent years on such programs as “Web Therapy” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” but if greenlit, this untitled comedy would be her first onscreen series regular role since 1985’s “Wildside,” which lasted six episodes on ABC.

Previously, she spent longer on CBS soap “As the World Turns.” Breakthrough roles then followed for Ryan with “Top Gun” (1986), “Innerspace” (1987) and of course, “When Harry Met Sally” (1989).

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  1. rhonda says:

    meg is a has been. she helped split up the mellencamp family. greed is all shes about

  2. Tim says:

    The role of Joan Rivers has already been cast, Meg.

  3. Rajiv says:

    This is why NBC is 4th and dropping. Sure let’s greenlight a tv show not just from someone who hasn’t been a star since the last century but someone who had surgery that gave them cat lady face.

  4. Be careful with that plastic surgery Meg…you’re starting to resemble Joan Rivers

  5. Melina Castro Echegaray says:

    Meg Ryan is so natural when she is acting; I consider that she needs to be sure that is a great actress and beautiful; Serie looks interessant overall if we could be introduce to the editorial world; I remember at Sleepless in Seattle when she have worked as journalist…the I will wait for watch this serie soon!!!!!

  6. Combo says:

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    This site recommendation to of a friend fiend..

  7. Anne Sheldon says:

    Kelly McGillis and Meg Ryan are both in Top Gun. Meg’s role is small, but she is recognizable,

  8. harry georgatos says:

    what has Meg Ryan done to her face with all that horrible, vomit inducing plastic surgery?!!!!!!!

  9. EddyL says:

    She had a 2-minute spot on CURB, hardly a “guest shot.” At this point, shouldn’t she have been cast as the “meddling mother in law”?

  10. Billie says:

    Would gladly watch this. I don’t care if someone has had plastic surgery or not (I wonder just how many “stars” have had some kind of work done?) it is the actor, the writing, and the character’s in the story that makes it GOOD. Isn’t she still americas sweetheart?

  11. FU says:

    Great! But who’s the swollen faced Joker looking blonde in the picture above?

  12. jeff kantor says:

    When was she on “As the World Turns?”

  13. Gary Wyatt says:

    And, I just gotta ask…Has Meg had plastic surgery?

    • Johnnie says:

      Meg has had no plastic surgery. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least. Totally natural. No surgery. At all. Face unblemished by a surgeon’s scalpel. No surgery. At all. Seriously. Not one tip. Not one tuck. None. Zero. Zilch. No plastic surgery. Not in the least.

  14. Gary Wyatt says:

    She was in Top Gun? Where in the movie? I thought it was Kelly McGullis (sp?)

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