Julia Roberts developing workplace comedy for ABC

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Julia Roberts is getting into the TV game. The Oscar-winner is developing a TV show called Taming of the Shrew, EW confirms. But fans of the Bard, don’t get too excited — this project is not related to the play of the same name by William Shakespeare. The show has thus far been only described as a half-hour workplace comedy that “follows a horrible boss and the employees trying to reign her in.” Deadline first reported the news.

The project is also not to be mistaken with another workplace comedy Roberts began developing last year, a feature called Second Act.

ABC bought Taming of the Shrew, which Roberts is developing with longtime collaborator Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas, who first started working with Roberts as her agent 23 years ago. The duo previously produced together An American Girl Adventure and Abigail Breslin-starring Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Roberts will produce Taming of the Shrew but has no plans to act in it. ABC will later determine whether to move forward to shoot a pilot for the show.

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