In a story from Variety, Lisa Kudrow and Dan Bucatinsky are putting together a comedy for Showtime that centers around the memoir by actor-writer Craig Chester. Don Roos is going to direct if the project is tapped to be a pilot.

In Chester's 2003 memoir "Why the Long Face?: The Adventures of a Truly Independent Actor" we are taken into his world "as the gay son in a family of born-again Christian parents and his experiences as" an actor "in the indie film world."

The TV show, which is now being called Rapture, would be from the point of view of 9-year-old Chester who is discovering his sexual orientation while handling his devout mom who has visions of Christ juxtaposed with a rock 'n' roll guitar player father who fears his wife is losing it.

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Evan Jacobs