Longtime fans of HBO will certainly remember Tracy Takes On..., a ahow where the British-born actress played a number of different male and female characters with stunning detail.
A similar show, The United States of Tara, premieres this weekend on Showtime, but this highly-anticipated debut has a Chicago-area connection.
Lemont's Diablo Cody -- who already has one Oscar to her credit for writing Juno -- is one of the creators and executive producers of the show, along with some guy named Steven Spielberg.
According to an article in Thursday's Sun-Times, Cody was apprehensive about writing for a show whose main character has a mental disorder. Click here to read the full article.
At least now you can justify that Showtime subscription by believing you're at least supporting some local talent -- instead of simply watching reruns of Californication and Secret Diary of a Call Girl.