November 29, 2011 6:17pm PT by Lesley Goldberg
Lifetime, 'Army Wives' Producer Developing Affair Drama (Exclusive)
Lifetime is ready to have an affair.
The female-skewing cable network is developing a high-end drama exploring the anatomy of extramarital affairs, The Hollywood Reporter has learned exclusively.
Barbara Hall(Army Wives, Judging Amy, Joan of Arcadia) will write and executive produce the project, with Gary Randall (The Glades) also aboard as an EP through his Grand Productions shingle.
Described as a sophisticated look at an anatomy of an affair, each season of the potential series from Fox TV Studios would revolve around a different couple.
The untitled project reteams Hall with Lifetime, where she served as a consulting producer on Army Wives in 2008.
Repped by UTA, Brillstein Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham, Hall's credits also include Chicago Hope and Northern Exposure. Randall, who was an EP on Saving Grace and whose The Glades was renewed for a third season last month, is repped by CAA and Bloom Hergott.
Lifetime also is developing This American Housewife, a drama from Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas exploring a woman who hears voices; a chaplain drama from Touched by an Angel's Martha Williamson; and Cinnamon Girl, a 1960s coming-of-age drama loosely based on Renee Zellweger's life.
In addition, the network is also developing a period drama revolving around The Hollywood Reporter founder William Wilkerson with Johnny Depp’s shingleInfinitum Nihil attached as well as a contemporary reboot of Steel Magnolias from Hairspray duo Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, among other projects.