At Saturday's Showtime TCA session, a half-hour comedy series cooked up by Steven Spielberg got the green light. Yet the series sounds sort of awkward-funny:
Pay net said at TCA Saturday that it has greenlit the pilot for "The United States of Tara," a halfhour comedy about a woman with multiple-personality disorder which is based on a Spielberg idea and is produced by his DreamWorks Television.
Justin Cody will write and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank will exec produce the show, about an afflicted suburban mother whose personality veers from a Martha Stewart domestic to a male biker to a sex-happy teenage girl. Showtime execs described it as "Weeds" meets "Cybil."
Huh. I didn't think it was polite to laugh at people with multiple-personality disorder. But hey, I recently loved the pilot of a series about a bounty hunter for the devil, so I'll clearly laugh at most anything. Now, about that lead actress... Who could play this multi-personality lady?