Based on an original idea by Martino, Growing Ivy centers on control freak Ivy Davis (Martino), who craves the stability she lacked in her childhood and, as a result, has thrown herself into her career at the expense of her personal life. In an attempt to restore balance and potentially find love, she invites her freewheeling, eccentric mom, Franckie (Sarandon), to move in with her and work on their relationship. The comedy landed a pilot production commitment at NBC.
Martino (New Girl) will write the pilot with Will McCormack, who will also serve as an executive producer alongside Parks and Recreation's Rashida Jones. Their company, Le Train Train, will produce in association with Warner Bros. Television.