The United States of Tara


The United States of Tara

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show_name = The United States of Tara


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genre = Dark Comedy
creator = Steven Spielberg
developer = Diablo Cody
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starring = Toni Collette
John Corbett
Brie Larson
Keir Gilchrist
Rosemarie DeWitt
Nathan Corddry
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country = USA
language = English
num_seasons = 1
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producer = Dan Kaplow
executive_producer = Steven Spielberg
Diablo Cody
Darryl Frank
Justin Falvey
location = Los Angeles, California
camera = Single-camera
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network = Showtime
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first_aired = January 18, 2009
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imdb_id = 1001482
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"The United States of Tara" is an upcoming dark comedy on the Showtime Network. The series will premiere in Canada on The Movie Network. It will premiere on January 18, 2009 at 10:00 p.m. It was developed by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and author Diablo Cody, who wrote the pilot based on an idea by Steven Spielberg. The show has since been picked up for 13 episodes (including the pilot) by the Showtime cable television network .cite news | title=Showtime pledges to 'United States' | publisher="Variety" | date=2008-06-04 | url=http://www.variety.com/article/VR1117986860.html?categoryid=14&cs=1 | accessdate=2008-07-25]

Jason Reitman has agreed to direct the pilot,cite web | url=http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/features/film/e3i939be0e2597fa2cdffbcad3c5f5ac6b8 | title=Jason Reitman Interview | accessdate=2008-03-05 | publisher=The Hollywood Reporter ] though Craig Gillespie is also in talks to direct.cite web| url = http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,,23468669-16947,00.html?from=public_rss| title = Dysfunction and the love doll| accessdate = 2008-08-23| date = 2008-04-02| publisher = "The Australian"| first = Michael| last = Bodey] Robert Greenblatt, the president of Showtime, described the series as "a sort of "Weeds" meets "Sybil" or "The Three Faces of Eve"."cite news | title =Showtime announces "The United States of Tara" | publisher =AfterEllen | date =2007-07-17 | url =http://www.afterellen.com/blog/roc/u-s-of-tara | accessdate =2008-03-05 ] The series is to be shot in single camera and is being co-produced by DreamWorks Television (owned by Viacom, which like CBS Corporation - the parent of Showtime - is controlled by National Amusements).cite news | last =Nordyke | first =Kimberly | title =TCA: Showtime orders Spielberg's 'Tara' | publisher =The Hollywood Reporter | date =2007-07-16 | url =http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/hr/content_display/television/news/e3i44fa5c0e9196108b9471ecb30844c2a1 | accessdate =2008-03-05 ]

Cast

*Toni Collette plays Tara - Tara, a mother of two and a wife, is a victim of dissociative identity disorder, and has many alternate characters, all of which have a relationship with her friends and family. Characters include a male biker, teenage girl and a home maker.
*John Corbett plays Max - Tara's husband
*Brie Larson plays Kate - Tara's older daughter
*Keir Gilchrist plays Marshall - Tara's younger son
*Rosemarie DeWitt plays Charmaine - TBA
*Nathan Corddry plays Gene - TBA

Broadcasting Information

The series will premier on US network Showtime at 10.00 on January 18, premiering after the second season of Showtime's Secret Diary of a Call Girl. The season will air 13 episodes.

References

External links

*imdb title|id=1001482|title=The United States of Tara


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