ABC Family is considering a show called “The Great State of Georgia,” according to Deadline.com.
Indeed, Georgia is a great state, isn’t it? And that name alone is fine subliminal marketing.
But the show isn’t based here. And unlike a lot of shows nowadays, this one is not going to be shot here either, that I know of. Rather, former Atlantan Raven Symone plays a curvy Southern character named Georgia trying to break into the acting world in New York City.
The pilot was written by author Jennifer Weiner (In Her Shoes) and Jeff Greenstein (Desperate Housewives). (Weiner graduated with me from college, class of 1991!)
One of the producers and co-creators is a former Atlantan Jeff Greenstein, according to his Twitter. His credits include “Friends,” “Will & Grace,” “Parenthood” and “Desperate Housewives.”
Symone was last seen over the summer in an ABC Family film “Revenge of the Bridesmaids.”
By Rodney Ho, firstname.lastname@example.org, AJCRadioTV blog