Katie Couric pitching a comedy about morning news
Today Show veteran Katie Couric is ready to step behind the camera. EW has confirmed that Couric is pitching a workplace comedy about the morning news business from Murphy Brown creator Diane English. Michelle Pfeiffer is attached to star as an anchor.
Pfeiffer, Couric, and English are pitching to HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix, and Amazon—all platforms without actual morning news shows to their name. While the show won’t be completely autobiographical, it’s safe to say that Couric, currently Yahoo’s global news anchor, has the experience to keep it honest.
This would be Pfeiffer’s first regular TV role since B.A.D. Cats in 1980. Eric and Kim Tannenbaum, previously of Two and a Half Men, are also attached as executive producers.