MacLaine, Broderick Join “Bettyville” Series

Paramount Television is putting together the dramedy series “Bettyville” starring Oscar winner Shirley MacLaine and Tony winner Matthew Broderick.

Broderick plays a man who returns to his hometown of Paris, Missouri to care for his aging mother (MacLaine). He expected to be away for only a few weeks, but life conspired to keep him there, armed with not much more than a (mostly) willing heart, a broken past to sort out, and the pair’s irascible personalities.

John Hoffman (“Looking,” “Grace and Frankie”) is penning this adaptation of journalist George Hodgman’s best-selling memoir and will serve as executive producer and showrunner. Hodgman, Anne Carey and Amy Nauiokas will also executive produce with filming to take place in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Source: Deadline