ABC developing 'Prince of Tides' series

Author Pat Conroy consulting on project

ABC is developing a show based on Pat Conroy's bestselling novel "The Prince of Tides."

Widely known for its 1991 film adaptation starring Barbra Streisand and Nick Nolte, "Tides" was sold in a script deal to the network by Sony Pictures TV.

Conroy is a non-writing consultant on the project, which will follow his novel more closely than the movie adaptation.

"Tides" tells the story of a married Southern football coach from an abusive and dysfunctional family who falls in love with a New York psychiatrist.

Executive producers include Eric and Kim Tannenbaum ("Two and a Half Men"), Mitch Hurwitz ("Arrested Development") and Craig Anderson ("On Golden Pond").

Bob Brush ("Wonder Years") and Mel Harris will write the pilot script and executive produce.
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