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Katie Couric pitches comedy show about morning news

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Aileen Graef
Katie Couric is getting into television production. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Katie Couric is getting into television production. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

NEW YORK, April 2 (UPI) -- Katie Couric has pitched a comedy about morning news starring Michelle Pfeiffer as the anchor.

Pfeiffer, Couric and Murphy Brown creator Diane English are pitching to platforms without actual morning news shows -- HBO, Showtime, AMC, Netflix, and Amazon.

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The series would show the comedic behind-the-scenes look at a morning news show. The script won't be directly ripped from Couric's experience on "Today" but will be based on real-life experiences.

English has kept a low profile since Murphy Brown and is set to be a writer, producer and showrunner on the series.

Couric is currently the global news anchor for Yahoo News. This will be Pfeiffer's first starring role in a TV series.

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