Goldberg to produce laughs for NBC

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Whoopi Goldberg will star in and executive-produce a comedy for NBC that
Carsey-Werner-Mandabach and NBC Studios will produce, NBC Entertainment president Jeff Zucker said Tuesday.

"Few stars are as well-known and universally loved as the one and only Whoopi
Goldberg," Zucker said. "She's clever, creative and, most of all, funny. We look
forward to developing a great sitcom with this comedic master."

"Whoopi Goldberg is one of the great comediennes of our time, and she is
beloved because she is a truth-teller," said CWM's Tom Werner. "We are ecstatic
to be working with her on a series that will showcase her prodigious talent."

Details of the show have not been determined.

Goldberg has won a Tony Award, an Emmy Award, a Grammy Award and an Oscar,
and she has hosted the Oscar telecast several times.

Next month, she will star in the Broadway revival of Ma Rainey's Black
Bottom
.

Her television credits include executive-producing and appearing on King
World Productions' syndicated game show, Hollywood Squares; executive-producing
Lifetime Television's Strong Medicine; and appearing regularly on Star Trek: The
Next Generation
.

She has also produced a number of television movies and appeared in many
feature films, including Ghost, for which she won an Oscar.

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