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'Gilmore Girls' creator lands HBO gig

Amy Sherman-Palladino to write, exec produce drama

"Gilmore Girls" creator-executive producer Amy Sherman-Palladino will be tackling more mother-daughter relationships in a project for HBO.

Sherman-Palladino will write and executive produce the untitled drama, which chronicles the complicated relationship between three adult sisters, all writers sharing the same upper east side apartment building, and their mother, a domineering literary lioness who reserves most of her affections for their ne'er-do-well brother.

"It's a story of love, hate, family -- and finding the perfect opening line," Sherman-Palladino said.

The project marks Sherman-Palladino's first foray into cable.

After a string of gigs on broadcast sitcoms, including "Roseanne" and "Veronica's Closet," Sherman-Palladino rose to prominence with her quirky mother-daughter dramedy "Gilmore Girls," which aired on the WB and CW for seven seasons. Sherman-Palladino ran the show starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel for the first six years before parting ways with producing studio Warner Bros. TV.

Sherman-Palladino, who most recently created and executive produced the short-lived Fox comedy series "The Return of Jezebel James," is repped by CAA.