- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Oprah, Mitch reteam

Author Mitch Albom says he’ll work with Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Films Inc. for a TV movie based on his best-seller “For One More Day.”

According to Associated Press, Mr. Albom told the Detroit Free Press — where he is a columnist — that Miss Winfrey saw the book in manuscript form and expressed early interest. He wrote the teleplay and will serve as an executive producer. Lloyd Kramer will direct.

“For One More Day” tells the story of a former baseball player who plans to end his life but finds redemption when he gets the chance to spend another day with his dead mother.

Casting is under way, and filming is expected to begin in July. The two-hour movie tentatively is scheduled to air in December on ABC-TV, AP reported yesterday.

The movie will carry the “Oprah Winfrey Presents” title, as did the 1999 TV film adaptation of Mr. Albom’s “Tuesdays With Morrie.”

Silverman renewed

Two episodes into its inaugural run, “The Sarah Silverman Program” has been picked up for a second season by Comedy Central, MediaWeek.com reports.

Since its Feb. 1 debut, the show has delivered an average 1.7 million viewers in the Thursday 10:30 p.m. time slot, while serving up some 1.3 million adults in the 18 to 49 demographic.

Compiled by Robyn-Denise Yourse from Web and wire reports

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