The WB is making a fall pilot commitment to a sitcom based on the book The
Sweet Potato Queen's Book of Love, by Jill Conner Browne.
The book offers Southern-fried advice to women, and it has been so popular
that Browne has followed it up with God Save the Sweet Potato Queens,
The Sweet Potato Queen's Big-Ass Cookbook (and Financial Planner)
and The Sweet Potato Queen's Field Guide to Men: Every Man I Love Is
Either Married, Gay or Dead.
Pamela Eells has signed on to write and executive-produce, while Browne, Kyle
Jennings and Lindy DeKoven will serve as consulting producers.
Production companies are Michigan J. Productions, part of Warner Bros., and
Eells' company, Bon Mot Productions Inc.
Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.
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