HBO has greenlighted the comedy pilot for Driving Around With Joni, featuring Will & Grace's Jhoni Marchinko, about an eccentric, successful 40-year-old widow.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the project, which Marchinko wrote and is executive producing, chronicles the life of a woman who spends her days driving around Los Angeles with her French bulldog, looking for meaning in her life after the sudden death of her husband.

The pickup of Driving Around With Joni comes on the heels of HBO's pilot order for David Milch's gritty cop drama Last of the Ninth. The network also is developing with Darren Star and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas Diary of a Manhattan Call Girl, a comedy series about relationships and sexuality based on Tracy Quan's book.