The CW Developing 1970s Sportscaster Drama from Olivia Munn
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 27: Actress Olivia Munn arrives at the International Women's Media Foundation Courage Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on October 27, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Olivia Munn is heading from The Newsroom to the sports desk.
Munn is executive producing a period drama about a young female sportscaster set in the early 1970s. The project, in development at The CW, comes from writer Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife).
The show centers on a journalist who is hired by an ambitious New York news director who wants to put a female sports reporter on camera—a radical move in 1974.
Munn will executive produce with Humphrey via CBS TV Studios. Stacia Peters is also developing the project with Munn.