By Patrick Kevin Day, Los Angeles Times –
LOS ANGELES — Jane Fonda made her TV series debut this year with guest shots on Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series, “The Newsroom.” Apparently, she liked how that felt because the 74-year-old actress is on board for another series, this time as star.
“Now What?” is a single-camera half-hour comedy in development at ABC, according to Variety. Fonda will star as a mother who becomes roommates again with her daughter after the latter writes a blog post titled, “Dear Mom, Here’s Why I Hate You …” The mother refuses to move out until the two resolve their differences.
The series was created by former “Pushing Daisies” writer Abby Gewanter and will be produced by Mike Tollin and Ben Spector of Tollin Productions.
Fonda’s move to TV doesn’t mean she’s given up her big-screen career. The two-time Oscar winner will soon be appearing as Nancy Reagan in director Lee Daniels’ next film, “The Butler.”