Heche parts ways with TV writers
Variety reports that while Anne Heche is still looking to star in a TV show, she will no longer be doing one with writers Rob Greenberg and Les Firestein. Warner Bros. Television had been shopping around a sitcom from those writers that would star Heche, but the most interest shown by any network was NBC, who committed only to a script. Since Warner Bros. is looking for a more substantial deal for Heche, it passed on the NBC offer, at which time Heche removed herself from the Greenberg-Firestein project. Subsequently, Warner Bros. took its script to CBS, whom it hadn't previously pitched because of that network's commitment to The Ellen Show, the new sitcom starring Heche's ex, Ellen DeGeneres. CBS immediately snapped up the Greenberg-Firestein script, sans Heche, and is developing the project, although no talent has yet been attached. Warner Bros. is talking to several other writers on their roster and looking for another project for Heche.