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Nicholas Sparks: ABC semi-autobiographical comedy on the way

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Nicholas Sparks is set to make another splash into TV. The successful romantic novelist is producing a script for an ABC comedy that’s partly inspired by his life as a bachelor, EW has confirmed.

The Next Chapter‘s script focuses on the life of another successful novelist, Ben Diamond, who endures divorce and reenters the single life and handling the perceived contradiction of being the modern expert on love and struggling to rediscover it. It’s written by Austin Winsberg (Gossip Girl).

The premise imitates Sparks’ recent life: He and his wife of 25 years, Cathy, separated in January.  

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This won’t be Sparks’ only entry into the small screen: The CW is developing a series based on The Notebook. The 1996 novel was Sparks’ breakthrough record and was adapted into a fruitful 2004 film that starred Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.

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