Arianna Huffington’s New Gig
September 16 2009 11:05 AM EST
November 17 2015 5:28 AM EST
Arianna Huffington wants to be in TV -- sitcoms, specifically. The progressive blogger and editor in chief of The Huffington Post has brokered a deal with 20th Century Fox TV to develop a politically themed sitcom set in Washington, D.C., according to The Hollywood Reporter. ABC has ordered scripts for a series centering "on the friendship of three freshman members of Congress -- two men and a woman -- who live together in D.C." Huffington and Greg Malins (How I Met Your Mother) will executive produce.
The show is inspired by true-life politicos who bunk together in the capital city. A New York Times article in January 2007 detailed the Real World-style shared housing of senators Charles Schumer of New York and Richard Durbin of Illinois, and representatives Bill Delahunt of Massachusetts and George Miller of California.
"There is no better time to do a show about Washington," said Malins, who will pen the scripts. "It's such a dynamic place right now, it's the coolest place in the universe."
Huffington will also voice a recurring character on Fox's upcoming series Cleveland, a Family Guy spin-off.