JLo signs up as executive producer of TV drama about lesbian couple

Jul 10, 2012, 08:24 IST | ANI

Jennifer Lopez, who is just weeks away from her 43 birthday, has shown no sign of slowing down her career which has spanned over four decades

Apart from being a parent to her twins Max and Emme, with her former-estranged husband Marc Anthony, Lopez will be busy on a summer tour with Enrique Iglesias.

Jennifer Lopez. Pic/Santa Banta

However the singer and actress has also signed up to be an executive producer on a new television drama by ABC Family, a project that hasn’t been title as yet.

She is in the process of developing the hour-long show with Nuyorican Productions and the programme is to be based around a same-sex relationship with a female couple.

The programme is to be aired on the network whose audience is largely younger females, the lesbian pair – who already have several children - bring a teenager into their home, the Daily Mail reported.

Lopez herself has played a lesbian, who develops a liking for men in the 2003 flop movie Gigli. She starred in the film with her real-life partner Ben Affleck but it did not receive critical appreciation.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Lopez’s producing partners on this project include Simon Fields and Greg Gugliotta who have worked on the TV movie Beautiful Girls.

Meanwhile the shows co-creators and writers are Peter Paige and Brad Bredeweg from the Fly Girls dance troupe, which Lopez was a member of for seasons three and four of sketch series In Living Color.

On top for her fresh workload, she has been promoting her dance show with Anthony, called Q’Viva: The Chosen. It is not clear whether her additional work will mean that she will not return to her judging spot on American Idol.

The star had earlier sparked concern that she would be leaving her post on the talent show as she announced touring plans.

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