Showtime is developing 36-24-36, a half-hour comedy executive produced by author/screenwriter/playwright Delia Ephron (You’ve Got Mail) and producer Debra Martin Chase (Sparkle). Written by Ephron, 36-24-36, whose title refers to what had been considered “ideal” female model measurements, is about the first black TV model to be featured on a major game show in 1990. Celebrity and glamour collide with sexual harassment, racism, misogyny, homophobia, bulimia and job insecurity, for the four gorgeous models on the No. 1 game show of the ‘90’s.
Kathleen Bradley, a former “Barker’s Beauty”, serves as a consultant on the project. Bradley was the first full-time Black model on the hit game show The Price Is Right, hosted by Bob Barker. She was one of the models dismissed from the show following their testimonies during Barker’s failed lawsuit against follow model Holly Halstrom.
Charles Pugliese of Martin Chase Production serves as producer on 36-24-36. The company is currently in production on Zoe Ever After, a straight-to-series romantic comedy starring Brandy Norwood for BET. Ephron’s new novel Siracusa will be published July 2016 by Blue Rider Press. Ephron is repped by CAA and Authentic Entertainment. Martin Chase Prods. is repped by CAA and attorneys Nina Shaw and Laurie Megery.
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