Weeds creator and executive producer Jenji Kohan (one of my favorite names in showbiz, by the way) is filling her time between Weeds seasons developing a new comedy for Showtime. Titled Ronna and Beverly, the show is based on a series of sketches that two hilarious ladies, Jessica Chaffin and Jamie Denbo (that's them on the left), developed in comedy venues and on YouTube.
Just reading the description of the show cracks me up:
Ronna and Beverly revolves around two middle-aged women in Boston who decide to self-publish and aggressively promote a dating guide for Jewish singles, "You'll Do a Little Better Next Time."
Sure, the meddling Yenta's been done before (I'm thinking of Mike Myers's "Coffee Talk with Linda Richman" sketch on SNL) but it really never fails to make me laugh. A quick look at some Ronna and Beverly clips online reveal just how fertile this ground still is for comedy. The pilot will start shooting in February, with — yay! — Paul Feig of Freaks and Geeks directing.
Does this sound promising to you? To watch Ronna and Beverly in action, read more.