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Fried Green Tomatoes TV Show Is Happening at NBC with Reba McEntire

Fried Green Tomatoes TV Show Is Happening at NBC with Reba McEntire

Fried Green Tomatoes is getting a television series adaptation at NBC with Reba McEntire set to star with Norman Lear on board to executive produce. Jennifer Cecil is also attached to exec produce and write the script. Along with Lear and Cecil, McEntire will also be serving as an exec producer. Additionally, the original novel's writer Fannie Flagg and Lear's Act III Productions producing partner Brent Miller are exec producing as well. Universal Television is the studio overseeing the project.

The Fried Green Tomatoes TV series is described as a modernization of the novel and 1991 movie adaptation, exploring the lives of the descendants of the characters from the source material. Per a provided synopsis, "when present-day Idgie Threadgoode (McEntire) returns to Whistle Stop after a decade away, she must wrestle with a changed town, estranged daughter, faltering cafe and life-changing secret."

The original novel that inspired the movie and this new TV series,

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