Michelle Pfeiffer is rumoured to be in talks to star in a tv comedy sitcom about life as a morning news anchor and this news has some entertainment observers looking at this move as one that could cause many Hollywood stars, male and female, to re-think the long-held belief that movie stars don't make moves to television.
Kevin Spacey is one of the few movie stars who has experienced huge success in making the move to television in the hit Netflix show "House of Cards" but he is a rarity as shown by the rating struggles Oscar winner Halle Berry experienced in the first season of "Extant". However, Michelle Pfeiffer might have found the television show that will result in many actresses talking to their agents about finding them a role in a television show.
The show is written by Diane English who created the hit show "Murphy Brown" and to ensure that the show is realistic it will have Katie Couric, the renowned morning news anchor of the Today show as the executive producer.
All the signs are pointing to this role being one that will provide Michelle Pfeiffer the opportunity to become a star on the same level that "Murphy Brown" made Candice Bergen and this is something that has entertainment observers very intrigued.
"The Family" star has been very selective of her projects in recent years as she has not chased the spotlight while raising her family but this is a show that could make her a very popular actress with female viewers ranging from sixteen years old to eighty years old as she portrays a strong, intelligent woman trying to balance her work and personal life, something many modern women can relate to or want to see on television.
This is a move that could have a 'huge' ripple effect on the decisions of other Hollywood movie 'star' actresses in 2015 as the trend of looking at acting in television projects as not a step backward but maybe a step forward because of the superior scripts is likely to continue with Michelle Pfeiffer's decision to take on the starring role in this highly anticipated television sitcom.