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Valerie Bertinelli Gets a Sitcom

vbertinelli.jpgWho knew that Valerie Bertinelli would parlay her Jenny Craig stint into something other than a rockin' bod?

Variety says that the classic TV star has signed on to star in a new TBS sitcom. The untitled comedy will feature Bertinelli as a single mom running her own business. It's inspired by writer/executive producer Dave Caplan's own experiences -- not the single mom part, obviously.

Caplan's credits include "The Drew Carey Show," "George Lopez," and "The Bill Engvall Show." Judging by his track record, shouldn't they just call the thing "The Valerie Bertinelli Show?"

Bertinelli is a two-time Golden Globe winner. She's best recognized for her TV work on "One Day at a Time" and "Touched by an Angel." Recently, she has been starring in Lifetime movies, pimping Jenny Craig, and even had a best-selling bio, "Losing It â€" and Gaining My Life Back One Pound at a Time." According to TBS, she also has a talk show development deal in the works.

"Valerie Bertinelli became a popular fixture on television playing one of two children being raised by a single working mother," said Michael Wright, one of TNT's many senior VPs. "Now she's exploring that world from the opposite angle, playing a single working mother raising two children."

There's no word on other costars or when the show is expected to start production. -- Rachel Cericola

Posted by Rachel Cericola on August 20, 2008 12:08 PM
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