The legendary Norman Lear celebrated his 99th birthday with a new TV deal!
Lear is rebooting his former comedy classic Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman at TBS. The show, which is in the development stage, will star Emily Hampshire in the title role that Louise Lasser made famous in the 70s.
Hampshire is best know for Schitt’s Creek and will also co-write the script with Letterkenny‘s Jacob Tierney.
Lear set the project up at Sony, which shopped the comedy to potential buyers and TBS snapped up the project months ago with all the deals now officially closed.
“The kick of kicks as I turn 99 today is learning that TBS is developing MHMHand will allow us to make a new version of it starring Emily Hampshire.
As someone who believes his 99 years on this planet is owed to the amount of laughter he enjoyed through the years, here’s to the next 99.
Bless you all!”
The Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman reboot focuses on a small-town woman who feels like a nobody in every aspect of her life until she suddenly becomes a “verified” social media influencer after her nervous breakdown goes viral.
The original Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman was a DAILY show and ran for two seasons with more than 300 episodes in syndication from January 1976 to July 1977.
It starred Louise Lasser as a housewife in the fictional Fernwood, Ohio, who finds a series of bizarre events happening around her and struggles to cope.
You’re too young to remember the strangeness that was Mary Hartman Mary Hartman…