Longoria to Executive Produce NBC Sitcom Inspired by Therapist Laura Berman

Eva Longoria is looking to expand her behind-the-scenes television empire…

NBC has put in development a multi-camera comedy inspired by the life of relationship therapist Laura Berman, with the 38-year-old Mexican American actress and former Desperate Housewives star attached to executive produce.

Eva Longoria

The untitled project, from writer-producers Deborah Kaplan and Harry Elfont, centers on a female sex & relationship therapist who helps patients deal with intimacy, love and unusual fetishes — but that’s nothing compared to navigating the relationships with her ex-husband, his new girlfriend and her own mother, all while raising her two young sons.

Universal Television is producing the comedy, which falls under the first-look deal Longoria and her UnevliEVAble Entertainment inked with the company last fall.

Longoria is  currently an executive producer on Lifetime’s hit sudser Devious Maids. She also produced NBC’s short-lived dating series Ready for Love.

Berman, who stars in the OWN series In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman and is a regular guest on The Dr. Oz Show, will serve as a co-exec producer on the project.

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