Nicholas Sparks Producing Semi-Autobiographical Comedy for ABC

By Maryann Yin 

Nicholas Sparks (GalleyCat)Nicholas Sparks (pictured, via) will serve as a producer on a new comedy show called The Next Chapter on ABC.

As an author, Sparks has become well-known for his popular romance novels including A Walk to Remember, The Notebook and The Last Song. He also has a background as a producer, having worked on a number of movies based on his own books such as The Choice, The Best of Me and Safe Haven.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the story “focuses on the life of another successful novelist, Ben Diamond, who endures divorce and reenters the single life and handling the perceived contradiction of being the modern expert on love and struggling to rediscover it. It’s written by Austin Winsberg (Gossip Girl). The premise imitates Sparks’ recent life: He and his wife of 25 years, Cathy, separated in January.” (via Deadline)