Couric Pitches Comedy With Michelle Pfeiffer

Cable channels and streaming services may not be in the morning TV news business, but they’re considering entry in the form of a fictional comedy series set in that world. That’s the premise of a hot pitch making the rounds this week at HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix and Amazon that would star Michelle Pfeiffer as an anchor not unlike the one once played in real life by Katie Couric, the Today veteran who is attached to the project as an executive producer. Murphy Brown creator Diane English would write and produce the series.

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