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Funniest Mom, Leifer to Develop NAN Sitcom

4/19/2006 9:13 AM Eastern

Darlene Westgor, the winner of Nick at Nite's Funniest Mom in America, will team up with comic and writer Carol Leifer (Seinfeld, The Larry Sanders Show) on new NAN sitcom Darlene (working title).

Darlene will be based on Westgor's real life as a single, divorced mom living and working in Minnesota.

NAN said the pilot is expected to go into preproduction immediately with plans to shoot in Los Angeles in May. Gil Junger (Ellen, Hope & Faith, 8 Simple Rules for Dating My Teen-Age Daughter) will direct; Sal Maniaci will executive-produce; and TV Land's Marco Bresaz is the executive in charge of production.

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