'Cougar Town's' Bill Lawrence teams with Ali Wentworth for NBC pilot
The project is called "Ali in Wonderland," and it's based on Wentworth's ("Head Case," "In Living Color") memoir of the same title. Wentworth and Liz Tuccillo ("Sex and the City," "He's Just Not That Into You") will write the script and executive produce with Lawrence, Deadline reports.
"Ali in Wonderland" will follow a young woman who follows her husband back to her hometown of Washington, D.C., when he gets a job there, putting her back in the orbit of her mother and family. (In real life, Wentworth is married to "Good Morning America" host and former White House adviser George Stephanopoulos, and her mother was Nancy Reagan's social secretary at the White House.)
Wentworth will also do a guest arc on "Cougar Town" this season.
"Ali in Wonderland" is the second pilot Lawrence's company has sold this season. He's also developing "I Suck at Girls" with "$#*! My Dad Says" writer Justin Halpern.