Lemont's Diablo Cody Keeps Rolling

Juno writer's new show set to premiere

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.

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