Martha Stewart Closer to Signing TV Deal
According to the Hollywood Reporter, the new program will feature some type of competition, in the manner of Burnett's other shows, and the new Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia CEO, Susan Lyne, will be involved in the production. Lyne's previous job was as ABC's entertainment chief.
Not that the disgraced domestic diva, 63, will confine herself to primetime. Negations are already underway with NBC and King World (which distributes The Oprah Winfrey Show) to resume its role as syndicator of the daytime Martha Stewart Living, which is currently on suspension while Stewart serves her sentence. She was convicted in March on charges of obstructing justice by lying to federal investigators probing a suspicious stock sale.
Burnett is also reportedly involved in the revival of the Living show.