Gay Popular creator has new sitcom in the works

By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com October 08 2001 11:00 PM ET

Ryan Murphy, the out creator of Popular, will return to the WB network with a new sitcom featuring Delta Burke, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The network has committed to a pilot, written by Murphy, that will star Burke as the headmistress of a girls' prep school. The pilot commitment is part of Murphy's two-year development deal with Warner Bros. TV and Tollin-Robbins Productions. Murphy, who will also executive-produce the show, will soon make his feature directorial debut with the romantic comedy Why Can't I Be Audrey Hepburn? which he also wrote.