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Corporate Press Release Theater: The Many Faces of Toni

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For Showtime, a Diablo Cody comedy about a woman with many personalities who is not Tracey Ullman:

Los Angeles, CA – (June 4, 2008) – Showtime Networks has fast-tracked the pickup of THE UNITED STATES OF TARA, a new 12 episode half-hour comedy series starring Academy Award®-nominated actress Toni Collette (“Little Miss Sunshine”) as a wife and mother who suffers from disassociative identity (formerly multiple personality) disorder, it was announced today by Robert Greenblatt, President of Entertainment for Showtime. The comedy series, a co-production of Dreamworks Television and Showtime Networks, will delve into how a dysfunctional family, including Tara’s working husband played by John Corbett (“Sex and the City”), copes with the various identities that may appear on any given day and range in age, temperament and even gender.

Academy Award®-winning screenwriter Diablo Cody (“Juno”), who wrote the pilot, will continue to serve as a writer and one of the series executive producers along with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Dreamworks Television, and Alexa Junge. The pilot was directed by Craig Gillespie (“Lars and the Real Girl”).

Also, I guess this is John Corbett’s consolation prize for not getting a role in the SATC movie.

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