By Tim Kenneally
Susan Sarandon could be appearing on the small screen in yet another gig soon.
The “Thelma & Louise” star, who last year had a run on Showtime’s “The Big C” and recently booked a guest-starring role on CBS’s “Mike & Molly,” has been tapped to co-star in a comedy, “Growing Ivy,” that’s being developed by NBC.
The half-hour comedy project will also star her daughter Eva Amurri Martino (“Saved!”), who is co-writing the comedy based on her original idea, and will also serve as a co-executive producer.
“Growing Ivy” is about Type A+ personality Ivy Davis (who’ll be played by Martino), who craves the stability she lacked in her childhood and, as a result, has thrown herself into her career at the expense of her personal life. In an attempt to restore balance and potentially find love, she invites her freewheeling, eccentric mom, Franckie (Sarandon), to move in with her and work on their relationship.
Warner Bros. Television is producing the project. Will McCormack (“Celeste & Jesse Forever”) is writing with Martino, and will also executive produce, along with his “Celeste” partner Rashida Jones.
The comedy has received a pilot production commitment from the network.
Jeff Grosvenor is also producing.