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Martha Stewart To Feature In Her Own Sitcom On Fox

Submitted by on November 7, 2012 – 12:00 pm Comments

It has recently been revealed that Martha Stewart will executive produce a FOX project called “The Tao of Martha,” about a woman who decides to clean up her life by following Stewart’s example. It’s based on an upcoming book by “Bitter Is the New Black” author Jen Lancaster. Inspired by the teachings of Martha Stewart, the show’s lead begins writing a self-help book as she strives to become a better role model for her daughter. Stewart herself is not expected to appear on-screen but will likely make occasional voiceover appearances. Austin Winsberg – best known for creating John Stamos comedy Jake in Progress – will write the pilot script and serve as showrunner.

For the uninitiated, Martha Stewart is an American business magnate, author, magazine publisher, and television personality. As founder of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, she has gained success through a variety of business ventures, encompassing publishing, broadcasting, merchandising, and electronic commerce. She has written numerous bestselling books and is the publisher of the Martha Stewart Living magazine, while her syndicated talk show, Martha, is broadcast internationally.

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In 2004, Stewart was entangled in the ImClone insider trading affair and there was speculation that the incident would effectively be the end of her media empire. She began a comeback campaign in 2005 and her company returned to profitability in 2006.Stewart rejoined the board of directors of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia in 2011 and became chairman of her namesake company again in 2012. In September 1997, Stewart started a new company, named Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia. Stewart served as chairman, president, and CEO of the new company.

By organizing all of the brand’s assets under one roof, Stewart felt she could promote synergy and have greater control of the brand’s direction through the business’s activities. On October 19, 1999, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia went public on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MSO. Stewart was then and continues to be the majority shareholder, with a commanding 96% control of voting power in the company. Stewart made her acting debut on the long running NBC legal drama, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. Stewart played a private school headmaster in an episode titled “Learning Curve,” that aired in April this year.

Nigel Owen

Nigel is a graduate from Birmingham University, Nigel has worked for about 8 years in the banking industry, until one day he discovered his passion for writing. It basically gives him the opportunity to enlighten himself about subjects and things that he normally might not come across.

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