Eva Longoria sells female-led comedy to ABC
Though she rarely goes in front of the camera anymore, the former "Desperate Housewives" star hasn't left TV behind. In fact, she has become quite a prolific producer for the small screen. Created with the screenwriters behind "90210," her latest sell is a female-led comedy series titled "Bookclub."
Like "Desperate Housewives," this new project will focus on four female protagonists. To get a break from the pressures and responsibilities of life, the women pretend to be in a book club.
Already a producer on the Lifetime series "Devious Maids," Longoria has added "Bookclub" to the long list of productions in development at her UnbeliEVAble Entertainment outfit. Meanwhile, the star will make a brief return to the screen in a guest appearance on the Fox comedy "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."
Incidentally, her fellow "Desperate Housewives" alum James Denton has just landed a role in the Hallmark Channel's new series "The Good Witch," which is due to premiere in 2015. The actor known for playing the plumber of Wisteria Lane is cast as a neighbor who is new to the area of Middleton, and who comes to suspect that his neighbor Cassie has supernatural powers.
Set to start shooting in Toronto from October 29, "The Good Witch" is adapted from the TV movies aired on the Hallmark Channel since 2008, the latest of which will air on October 25.