Are you ready to hear the phrase “home skillet” or anything else from the vernacular of Diablo Cody on a daily basis? If your answer is no then you might want to avoid your television, as it’s being reported that the writer of Juno may get her own talk show.
During the TBS upfronts, the network announced that they are developing a show called Me Time With Diablo Cody, which will follow Conan’s show. Although the talk show is said to be in its early stages, it already has a niche. The show will “look at pop culture and Hollywood with Cody’s perspective.”
For Diablo Cody it doesn’t seem that strange. Since winning an Oscar for the screenplay of Juno, the writer has gone on to pen Showtime’s short lived series The United States of Tara, which saw Toni Collette battle her dissociative identity disorder and family life. One of the said personalities was a redneck, hunting loving beer guzzling of a man named Buck. If Cody gets this gig we can at least hope we’ll have more of that quirkiness for her show.
Cody isn’t the only writer turned host. Conan O’Brien got the coveted position nearly two decades ago, but before then he was a writer for The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live. Later proving that the formula actually works, Saturday Night Live performer Jimmy Fallon followed the path and is now taking over Jay Leno’s role as host for The Tonight Show. While Cody didn’t start her writing career on Saturday Night Live, her unique brand of comedy has proved to earn some fans.
In addition to attracting internet haters, and shocking people with her tell-all blog entries, Cody hosted a web series chat show called Red Band Trailer, which apparently acted as a good test for her latest gig at TBS. While it wasn’t said if her new talk show will go to series, it might be an interesting fit.