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HBO, along with Diablo Cody and Oprah Winfrey, under the Harpo Films title are coming together to explore an untitled comedy based on Dr. Julie Holland’s upcoming book, Moody Bitches: The Truth About the Drugs You’re Taking, the Sex You’re Not Having, The Sleep You’re Missing and What’s Really making You Crazy. That is a freaking mouthful for the title of one book. The book will delve into the pros and cons of taking medications and brings the side effects, normally in small print, up to the well-lit surface. I had my doubts when I first read of this, but I’m a fan of Diablo Cody. I loved what she did with United States of Tara, and jumped on the Cody band wagon with Juno. I like HBO, but I’m still pissy that Oprah never showed up to give ME a new car.  Cody will write the script  which should be full of dry, sarcastic humor that I love so much.  This as yet, untitled comedy marks Harpo’s latest scripted project at HBO

. These Things Happen, think a modern My So-Called Life and an untitled drama about the first black president at a prestigious liberal arts college. This will be one more project to keep Cody busy as she also has Prodigy, a teen drama at Fox, and a comedy for ABC, Alex+ Amy. To vie for her attention is also a TBS talk show pilot, Me Time With Diablo Cody. This is the second attempt from author Holland’s work to go small-screen. Her 2010 book, Weekends at Bellevue: Nine Year on the Night Shift at the Psych ER, (What is it with her and these bloody long titles?!) went to pilot in 2011 but was not picked up.

By Bryan Kluger

Former husky model, real-life Comic Book Guy, genre-bending screenwriter, nude filmmaker, hairy podcaster, pro-wrestling idiot-savant, who has a penchant for solving Rubik's Cubes and rolling candy cigarettes on unreleased bootlegs of Frank Zappa records.

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