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Julia Roberts to take on first-ever starring TV series role

Associated Press logo Associated Press 12/16/2016
FILE - In this June 4, 2016, file photo, Julia Roberts accepts the woman of the decade award at the Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, Calif. The Hollywood Reporter said on Dec. 15, 2016, that Roberts would be taking on her first regular TV role in a miniseries adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel, “Today Will Be Different.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File) © The Associated Press FILE - In this June 4, 2016, file photo, Julia Roberts accepts the woman of the decade award at the Guys Choice Awards in Culver City, Calif. The Hollywood Reporter said on Dec. 15, 2016, that Roberts would be taking on her first regular TV role in a miniseries adaptation of Maria Semple’s novel, “Today Will Be Different.” (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Julia Roberts is set to star in her first-ever TV series.

The Hollywood Reporter says Roberts will star in a limited series based on Maria Semple's novel, "Today Will Be Different." Roberts will star as the book's main character, Eleanor Flood.

Semple tells the magazine she's giddy "Eleanor Flood will be brought to life by Julia Roberts."

Roberts also is set to produce the series. No network for the project has been announced.

Roberts has done numerous guest appearances on various TV series over the years, but this project would be her first in a regular role.

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