After adding testosterone to its schedule under new entertainment president David Nevins with series Homeland, House of Lies and Ray Donovan, Showtime is returning to the female-centered comedy brand of Weeds, United States Of Tara, Nurse Jackie and The Big C.
Showtime is finalizing a deal to put in development Guide To Divorce, a semi-autobiographical half-hour comedy from Buffy The Vampire alumna Marti Noxon. Guide To Divorce, which sounds like Sex And The City 2.0., is about the relief, the emotional minefield, the freedom, the familial complications and the sexual exploration that all come with divorce after a long-term relationship, told from the perspective of four women in their 40’s. In addition to writing, Noxon will executive produce the project with columnist Vicki Iovine, author of The Girlfriends’ Guides series of books, who has been writing about her life following the divorce from music mogul Jimmy Iovine after 24 years of marriage. Also executive producing are Noxon’s former producing partner at Grady Twins Dawn Olmstead and Meryl Poster. For Poster, the project falls outside her deal/duties as head of television for the Weinstein Co., which is not involved in Guide To Divorce. WME-repped Noxon, who is producing Guide through her Luckypants production company, is currently writing Glass Castle for Summit with Jennifer Lawrence set to star, and Tink, Disney’s live-action Tinkerbell movie starring Elizabeth Banks.