NBC has signed a series deal with legendary, Emmy Award-winning television producer Norman Lear (All in the Family) to join Reveille, Act III Productions, and Universal Media Studios in producing a one-hour dramedy focused on a mother who reenters the work force and is pitted against her late husband's ruthless partner in a money-charged battle of the sexes on Wall Street.
The announcement was made by Ben Silverman, Co-Chairman, NBC Entertainment and Universal Media Studios.
"Norman Lear is an idol of mine and bringing his voice back to network television is the fulfillment of a personal dream," said Silverman. "The series will push the envelope by tackling gender issues through comedy, character and emotion."
"This series is emblematic of the creative direction we are taking our development slate," said Teri Weinberg, Executive Vice President, NBC Entertainment. "We cannot wait to get to work with our new creative partners."
"Working with Ben Silverman and his team and Todd Cohen and Reveille has been a delight so far," said Lear. "I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes when the going gets tough!"
Nina Colman is the writer and creator of the project and will serve as an executive producer along side Norman Lear's Act III productions, in association with Reveille and the newly named Universal Media Studios (formerly NBC Universal Television Studio).
A multiple Emmy winner as executive producer of the classic comedy All in the Family. the prolific Lear's Tandem production company went on to change the face of American comedy in the 1970s with Lear as executive producer of such additional groundbreaking hits as Maude, Good Times, The Jeffersons, One Day at a Time, Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman and Forever Fernwood. In 1984, Lear was inducted into the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame.