CBS Signs Up for Open Books
A publishing comedy is bound for CBS: The network has green-lit a pilot for multicamera sitcom Open Books from Will & Grace scribe Gail Lerner.
Inspired by Lerner's years as a publishing temp and her literary agent sister, Books will be a relationship-driven series focused on book editor June, who tends to get overly involved in the lives of her friends, mother and clients, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
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"Publishing is a lot like sitcoms," Lerner said. "Although both are supposedly dying, that only makes people more passionate about creating the next great novel or show."
Lerner, who has worked on Andy Barker, P.I. and Back to You, is also a co-executive producer on Ugly Betty.