Sarah Chalke, gorgeous funny girl + Gigi Levangie Grazer, who wrote Starter Wife (which I'm really enjoying!) = fun!
This project sounds like a perfect vehicle for Sarah Chalke.
Sarah Chalke has signed to star in Lifetime's four-hour miniseries "Maneater," based on Gigi Levangie Grazer's book.And its a short four hour series. Just the right amount of time frame. Because women-centric TV programs usually go bad some 30 episodes or so later (Hello, Desperate Housewives, Sex and The City!).
In addition, Timothy Busfield has come on board to direct the Sony Pictures Television-produced mini, which is being adapted by Suzanne Martin ("Frasier").
"Maneater," airing next year, centers on Clarissa Alpert (Chalke), a shallow thirtysomething socialite in a panic because she's still single. Setting her sights on a Hollywood producer, Clarissa puts into motion a plan to land herself a husband.
Martin and Grazer ("The Starter Wife") are exec producing "Maneater" with 3 Arts' Stephanie Davis.
"Scrubs" co-star Chalke worked with Lifetime on the movie "Why I Wore Lipstick to My Mastectomy."
Busfield has directed episodes of "Lipstick Jungle," "Las Vegas" and "Ed." He also served as executive producer on "Jungle."
Is Gigi Levangie Grazer the new Candice Bushnell?