Marti Noxon Writing Sitcom Pilot for Showtime

Because we all know that her most successful previous show, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, was so chock full of sophisticated, Showtime-style laughs.

Marti Noxon in person, sorta

‘Buffy’s’ Marti Noxon Developing Divorce Comedy for Showtime – by Lacey Rose, Lesley Goldberg

Showtime is turning to Marti Noxon for laughs.

The premium cable network is in talks to develop a semi-autobiographical half-hour divorce comedy from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer executive producer. Guide to Divorce is about the relief, the emotional minefield, freedom, familial complications and sexual exploration that come with divorce after a long-term relationship. The story will be told from the perspective of four women in their 40s.

The move comes as Showtime entertainment chief David Nevins looks to push further into the comedy space. If ultimately ordered to series, Divorce would join such efforts as House of Lies and Episodes on the network’s schedule.

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Another comedy about women, by a woman, eh? Revenge (after all the years of male-dominated sitcoms) is sweet.

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