Showtime and Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks Television this fall will start production on The United States of Tara, a half-hour comedy pilot "with a twist," in that it concerns a mom with multiple personality syndrome, and whose alter egos include a burly biker dude, a slutty teen and a cake-baking Martha Stewart type.

Actually, there's another twist: United States still seeks its Tara. Regarding the as-yet-unfilled "tour-de-force role," Showtime president of entertainment Robert Greenblatt says, "We look forward to finding an extraordinary actress." May I suggest Megan Gordon? And if I do, will more than seven of you "get it"?