NBC Gets in 'Smoking' Habit
The network is developing a pilot based on "Thank You for Smoking," based on the Christopher Buckley novel and its movie adaptation, which was in theaters early this year. Former
The show would be a half-hour comedy about spin doctor Nick Naylor -- played by
"The idea is that there's a never-ending array of clients he could have," David O. Sacks, who produced the movie and will be an exec producer of the pilot, tells Variety. "But it has to be something where Nick is on the wrong or unpopular side of things."
Buckley will be a consulting producer on the project, which is set up at NBC's sister studio,