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Goldie Hawn Exits Her HBO Pilot, 'The Viagra Diaries'

Photo of Alison Willmore By Alison Willmore | Indiewire March 5, 2012 at 9:29AM

According to Deadline, Hawn has dropped out of "The Viagra Diaries," the HBO comedy pilot in which she was set to star.
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Goldie Hawn in 'The Banger Sisters'
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Goldie Hawn hasn't acted since Bob Dolman's 2002 "The Banger Sisters," in which she and Susan Sarandon played former groupies who reconnect after 20 years. And now it looks like her return to the screen could take just as long -- according to Deadline, Hawn has dropped out of "The Viagra Diaries," the HBO comedy pilot in which she was set to star.

Based on Barbara Rose Brooker's novel of the same name about a woman who finds herself newly single and reentering the dating scene in her mid-60s, the potential series was created by Darren Star of "Sex and the City." More interestingly, the pilot is set to be helmed by Paul Feig, who's become a force to be reckoned with in terms of female-centric comedy after directing "Bridesmaids" and many episodes of "Nurse Jackie" (a show on which he also serves as co-executive producer).

Wendi McLendon-Covey of "Bridesmaids" has also been cast in "The Viagra Diaries," the pilot for which will go forward with a new lead actress. Given the paucity of good roles available for actresses over... oh, let's say 45, though you could probably argue that down, you'd imagine there will be plenty of competition for this one.

Feig, who helped launch a thousand careers when he created the much-loved "Freaks and Geeks," appeared on WTF with Marc Maron in January and mentioned that, while he primarily has films in development, "there is one TV series I want to do, even more personal than 'Freaks and Geeks' was, but in that same tone." He described the concept as a "coming of age and coming of middle age story" drawn from his memoirs "Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence" and "Superstud: Or How I Became A 24-Year-Old Virgin."

This article is related to: Television, Goldie Hawn, Viagra Diaries, HBO, Paul Feig, Darren Star






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