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'Peeples' Writer, Director Tina Gordon Chism Developing Comedy Series For HBO

by Sergio
September 9, 2013 11:17 AM
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Tina Gordon Chism

It was just announced that Tyler Perry’s Peeples writer and director, Tina Gordon Chism, is currently developing a comedy project for HBO to be called Crushed.

According to THR, the projected series deals with "an African-American family who stumbles into a successful wine business in Napa. The fish-out-water story follows the family's unorthodox approach to wine making and their unique life style."

Ms. Chism will executive produce along with Stephanie Allain Bray, with C. Deneen Brown co-producing.

No word yet as to casting, or when the series will premiere; though one assumes it will be sometime next year.

We’ll be keeping tabs on the project of course.

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  • CareyCarey | September 12, 2013 2:20 AMReply

    How did I miss this post?

    Tina did a great job with Peeples, but, as with Tambay's surprise at hearing the great numbers Tyler Perry's Have Nots is receiving, which had him admitting that he didn't know anything anymore, I too don't know anything about my black folks anymore.

    I mean, I know the pleasure Tyler's crowd receives from his films, I get that. But for the life of me, I can not figure out why some folks didn't enjoy the witty, clever,well-written, sexy, coonery-less, funny as hell rom-com, Peeples. Listen, I watched it (with my lady, my mother, sister and brother, we all laughed so hard we had to wipe tears from our eyes) when it first came out...and I rented it tonight, to do it one-mo-again. And, I laughed my ass off all over again. Kerry Washington was sexy, funny and quite believable as daddy's little girl. The two actresses who played the lesbians (in the closet) were ou-la-la and acted their asses off. Craig Robinson, David Allen Grier, S. Epatha Merkerson and the kid Tyler James Williams, ALL had great lines that had me rollin'. I'm tellin' y'all, I just don't understand my people any more. That film was one of the most clever, well written, different (which is a good thang) and funniest black rom-coms that I've seen in quite some time.

    Anyway, Tina certainly deserve another place to shine. I am sure she'll do a great job.

  • beemooree | September 9, 2013 10:26 PMReply

    Yes they're. Reagan gomez booked a pilot for hbo shooting in atl

  • RB | September 9, 2013 2:35 PMReply

    Good for her. Onward and Upward. HBO putting some shades of color back into their programming. As long its good and funny. Cheers!

  • Amari | September 9, 2013 12:51 PMReply

    After how disappointing Peeples was, I am very hesitant.

  • Jeni | September 12, 2013 11:23 PM

    @Sergio: "Not for the church-going crowd." So I guess only heathens are watching HBO?

  • Donella | September 11, 2013 12:29 PM

    Oh, thank God. In my heart I knew Chism would survive Perry's influence on Peeples because she established a positive track record with Drumline and ATL prior to that project. It's up from here.

  • FactChecker | September 10, 2013 1:19 AM

    @Amari ... me too, and I didn't even see "The Peeples." ... And the phrase "fish out of water story," sounds reminiscent of "The Beverly Hillbillies." A show that I never liked.

  • Sergio | September 9, 2013 1:05 PM

    But you can argue that being free from the yoke of Perry, she'll be able to do something edgier. It is HBO after all and not for the church going crowd

  • ALM | September 9, 2013 12:30 PMReply

    Now this sounds like a good idea. Between this announcement and the announcements about Issa Rae, I may have to pony up for the premium cable package.

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