Newswire: Ashley Madison gets the Weeds treatment in new TV pitch

Where a sexy, headline-friendly scandal like the recent Ashley Madison hack goes, TV producers, being an opportunistic lot, tend to follow. The inevitable Law & Order episode hasn’t been announced yet (it’s coming, though, mark our words), but a lucky Toronto-based production company is currently pitching a TV series based on Ashley Madison itself.

The project—which is not to be confused with the Ashley Madison-approved drama “inspired by the site’s users” that was announced last year—is tentatively titled Thank You Ashley Madison and written by Justified alum Jennifer Kennedy and Ian Macdonald. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the show tells the story of the founding of Ashley Madison, albeit with one tweak: Rather than a man who calls himself “the king of infidelity,” the main character will be a “good mother” who launches an affair-friendly dating site in order to support herself and her kids …

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