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Aisha Tyler‘s book Self-Inflicted Wounds is getting the TV treatment.
CBS Television Studios has optioned the actress-comedian’s New York Times best-selling book, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Self-Inflicted Wounds: Heartwarming Tales of Epic Humiliation is a series of comic essays about times in Tyler’s life that she found herself in the middle of humiliating incidents and the lessons that she’s learned about embracing failure on the road to success.
A search is underway for writers to adapt the book as a potential half-hour comedy series. No network is currently attached. Tyler and her management company, ROAR, are attached to executive produce.
The book, which debuted in July on the NYT list, is based partially on an element of Tyler’s award-winning Podcast Girl on Guy, during which she interviews actors, directors, comedians, chefs, musicians, authors and more and asks each guest to reveal a self-inflicted wound. The podcast was selected by iTunes as a best new comedy podcast of 2011 and has more than nine million downloads.
For Tyler, the project comes as she continues her voice work on FX’s animated comedy Archer, currently in its fifth season and renewed through season seven. She also hosts The CW’s Whose Line Is It Anyway and is a co-host on CBS’ The Talk. On the acting side, she has a role in HBO’s Ryan Murphy drama pilot Open. Tyler is repped by UTA, ROAR and Hansen Jacobson.
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