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Julia Roberts signs onto first-ever TV series

US actress Julia Roberts attends the “Money Monster” premiere during the 69th annual Cannes Film Festival at the Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2016 in Cannes, France.

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Julia Roberts is about to be a small screen star for the first time. 

The actress has signed on to star in a limited series, based on the best-selling book “Today Will Be Different” by Maria Semple, reports Variety. Semple will also be on hand to write the TV adaption of the book. 

The series does not have a network yet, and sources told Variety it will be shopped in early 2017. 

Roberts will also serve as an executive producer. Though she starred in the HBO movie “The Normal Heart,” the actress has not had any regular roles on TV series. 

The show is about a day in the life of protagonist Eleanor Flood, who tries to get through several errands in a day but gets thwarted by several obstacles, including a former colleague writing a scandalous memoir. 

“I’m giddy that Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts and am elated to collaborate with Megan Ellison, Sue Naegle, and the team at Annapurna on this endeavor. This will be a fun ride!” Semple said in a statement.

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