Screen queen Reese Witherspoon has decided that her reign over the big screen with her mediocre films isn't enough. Now she's insisting on clogging up the airwaves with her particular brand of overly sentimental pap. Yay.
Indeed, Deadline reports that the Hollywood heavyweight is set to executive produce "Wendy & Peter," a half-hour comedy written by Jill Soloway. The series has been sold to Fox and revolves around a single working mom, Wendy, who is raising technology wunderkind billionaire Peter along with the rest of her less-billionaire-ish sons. Sounds like "Malcom In The Middle" meets Jodie Foster's "Little Man Tate," and if you haven't seen the latter, what are you waiting for?
Soloway has written episodes of Showtime's "United States of Tara" and "How To Make It In America," and recently finished her directorial debut, an indie comedy-drama feature "Afternoon Delight" starring Kathryn Hahn ("Step Brothers"), Josh Radnor ("How I Met Your Mother") and Jane Lynch ("Glee"). She will also fill an executive producer role with Witherspoon, Bruna Papandrea, Meghan Lyvers, and Evelyn O'Neil.
Witherspoon's production company Pacific Standard only formed in March and has since acquired best-selling books for adaptations, including "Gone Girl" by Gilliam Flynn, "Wild" by Cheryl Strayed and "Pennyroyal's Princess Boot Camp" by Mitch Larson.