Looks like Aisha Tyler's "Self-Inflicted Wounds" hurt so good, after all. The Hollywood Reporter has learned that CBS TV Studios has optioned the actress-comedian's New York Times best-selling book, 'Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation.'
The book, which debuted in July on the NYT list, is a series of essays recounting The 'Whose Line Is It Anyway?' host's trials and tribulations with all things embarrassing on her road to success.
The book was partially inspired by Tyler's successful iTunes podcast, 'Guy on Girl,' in which Tyler interviews everyone from chefs to actors to comedians on their own self-inflicted wounds. The podcast was voted as best new comedy podcast by iTunes in 2011, and it has over nine million downloads.
Even though CBS TV Studios has optioned the book, no network is officially attached as of yet to the project, but a search is underway for writers to pen the potential half-hour comedy series. Tyler and her management company, ROAR, are attached to executive produce.
The news comes as Tyler continues her work as co-host of CBS' 'The Talk,' as well as her continued voicework as Lana Kane on FX's 'Archer,' which has just been renewed through Season 7. On the acting front, she appeared on the March 5 episode of ABC's 'Modern Family,' and can next be seen in Ryan Murphy's pilot for HBO, 'Open.'