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CW Developing 1970s Female Sportscaster Drama


The CW is going back in time with Olivia Munn.

The network is teaming with the actress to develop an untitled 1970s female sportscaster drama, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.

Set in 1974, the drama revolves around a young journalist who gets hired by an ambitious New York news programming chief as a publicity stunt to be one of the first female on-air sports reporters. She then has to learn to navigate gender politics in front of and behind the camera at a time when women were literally not even allowed in the press box.

Ted Humphrey (The Good Wife) will pen the script and executive produce the CBS Television Studios entry alongside Munn and Stacia Peters.