It has been a long time since Meg Ryan has been in a regular TV role. The actress, known for her leading work in romantic comedies such as ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ and ‘You’ve Got Mail,’ last appeared in a regular TV role in 1985’s ‘Wildside.’
‘Wildside’ was a western series that ran for only about a month, which featured William Smith, Kurt Fuller, and pro-wrestler Terry Funk. Ryan had a regular role in the series.
Before this, in 1982, Meg Ryan co-starred in the comedy series, ‘One of the Boys.’ Like ‘Wildside,’ the show had only a brief run, but featured an interesting cast which included Nathan Lane, Mickey Rooney, and Dana Carvey.
Recently Ryan has had a small role in a couple of episodes of Showtime’s ‘Web Therapy.’
For the new project, Ryan teams with ‘Family Ties’ writer Marc Lawrence.
The untitled NBC series will center around Meg Ryan’s character—a delightful, easy-going woman who returns to her former job as a New York editor. Now she finds herself working beneath her neurotic boss, Brenda, a former intern of hers from when she was a lead editor. Ryan’s character needs to find the right balance and resolve conflicts between her work and her family life.
This month People magazine ran a feature where Ryan indicated a wish to stay out of the spotlight and focus on family. While a show would not remove her from the spotlight, perhaps TV instead of various films would help in terms of a more routine schedule.
Would you like to see Meg Ryan on the small screen?