At Entertainment Weekly's Shelf Life, Kate Ward is "optimistic about Open Books, providing it stays away from sappy romantic storylines."
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
The Publishing Industry Gets a New Sitcom
As reported in Reuters and elsewhere, CBS has acquired the script for a situational comedy tentatively titled Open Books and has committed to produce a pilot. Written by Will & Grace alumna Gail Lerner, Open Books features a book editor and her circle of friends. Lerner decided to focus the show on publishing, she states, because "I like the frustrations, the collaborative process. ... Publishing is a lot like sitcoms. Although both are supposedly dying, that only makes people more passionate about creating the next great novel or show."