Oprah Winfrey and Mitch Albom will produce his latest novel, For One More Day for ABC.
According to Variety, the book tells the story of a former baseball player who has hit hard times and plans to end his life; at the last moment he is given one more day to spend with his late mother, who brings him to his redemption. It debuted last year at Number 1 on The New York Times bestsellers list, and has more than 4 million copies in print; and it was named the bestselling hardcover novel and bestselling new book of 2006.
For One More Day will shoot in July; the telefilm is tentatively scheduled to air in December on ABC. Albom will write the script; Lloyd Kramer will direct.