Lifetime Television has picked up 12 episodes of the all-new, multi-camera comedy series “Sherri,” starring comedienne and co-host of “The View” Sherri Shepherd. The program, to be produced in New York by Lifetime Studios, marks the first comedy series ever to be wholly owned by Lifetime.
Sherri centers around a newly single mom, paralegal and part-time comedienne/actress who tries to get back into the dating scene and move on with her life after divorcing her cheating husband. Sherri finds solace and support among her girlfriends at the office while juggling her hectic life. Also starring in the series are Tammy Townsend, Kali Rocha, Elizabeth Regen and Kate Reinders. Terri Minsky has been named writer/executive producer of Sherri. The program will also be executive produced by Nina Wass and Gene Stein, while Dave Flebotte, who executive produced the pilot, will be a consultant. Shepherd, who will continue to co-host the hit ABC daytime talk show The View, will serve as a co-executive producer of Sherri. The comedy reunites Shepherd, Minsky, Wass and Stein, who last worked together on the ABC sitcom “Less Than Perfect.”
“I’ve been a big fan of Sherri’s for a long time and am thrilled to work with her again. She is one of the most gifted comedic actresses around, and we are very excited to have her on the Lifetime schedule. The best comedy originates from real-life experiences, and Sherri will take a hilarious, no-holds-barred look at life after marriage as only she can do,” said JoAnn Alfano, Executive Vice President, Entertainment, Lifetime Networks.