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HBO announces plans for Ruth Reichl television series


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HBO announces plans for Ruth Reichl television series

atwood | Dec 14, 2005 01:12 PM

Variety magazine annouced today that HBO will produce a 1/2 hour
comedy show based on Ruth Reichl's books, starting from her book
Comfort Me With Apples. She will co-executive produce with Cary
Brokaw, who says "It'll be a romantic comedy, but also beautiful and
real in the same way Ruth's books are." Apparently they'll also
feature storylines involving her disguised visits to restaurants.

What are your thoughts? Will this go the way of the tepid Kitchen
Confidential, or will it's being on premium cable make HBO able to add
some spice to the pot? How does the foodie world translate to
entertainment? Personally, I'm excited see who will be playing Ruth,
and I hope they can add flashbacks to some of her stories from Tender
At The Bone about her childhood.


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