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Will Jennifer Weiner get to the little screen?

October 8, 2010 |  4:36 pm

Jenniferweiner_mecchi Jennifer Weiner, the author of, most recently, "Fly Away Home," is co-authoring a television pilot for ABC Family. If the show gets picked up, it'll be the first time Weiner has written for television.

Weiner made a splash with her first book, "Good in Bed" -- not so good for an ABC Family show. But her novel "In Her Shoes" was a perfect fit for Cameron Diaz and Toni Collette, who starred in the film version.

Weiner's pilot, according to Deadline Hollywood, is called "The Great State of Georgia." It's about "an exuberant plus-sized performer from the South and her science geek best friend who try to make headway in New York City." Weiner is co-writing the pilot with Jeff Greenstein, writer/producer of "Desperate Housewives."

Weiner was in L.A. several months ago with a secret Hollywood project in the works; now everyone who follows her on Twitter knows. That is, unless there's another secret Hollywood project still to come for the novelist.

-- Carolyn Kellogg

Photo: Jennifer Weiner. Credit: Andrea Cipraini Mecchi