Book adaptations continued their hot streak this buying season with another TV deal. After interest from several networks, ABC has nabbed the rights to author Stephanie Dolgoff’s bestselling memoir My Formerly Hot Life for a potential half-hour single-camera series. Helmer Julie Anne Robinson is attached to direct and executive produce, while Dolgoff and Christy Fletcher and Rebecca Gradinger of Fletcher & Co. will co-exec produce. Based on Dolgoff’s blog, My Formerly Hot Life is a comedic look at the good, the bad, and the ugly moments in a woman’s life as she adjusts to the realization that she is no longer forever 21.
Robinson most recently directed the romantic drama The Last Song starring Miley Cyrus for Walt Disney and is currently helming Lionsgate’s One For the Money starring Katherine Heigl. On the TV side, Robinson has directed multiple episodes of ABC’s Grey’s Anatomy and Samantha Who? as well as the pilot for the ABC comedy The Middle. She won a BAFTA for the pilot of U.K.’s Viva Blackpool. UTA repped all parties.
Among the slew of book-to-series adaptation this season ABC’s drama project based on Pat Conroy’s novel The Prince of Tides, with Sony TV and writers Bob Brush and Mel Harris, and the network’s Darren Star/Robert Harling’s comedy based on Kim Gatlin’s book Good Christian Bitches.