The Arizona Republic: Jennifer Weiner channels her extra energy into TV

August 2nd, 2011

The Arizona Republic


by Sandy Cohen – Aug. 2, 2011 12:00 AM
Associated Press


LOS ANGELES – Jennifer Weiner is an overachiever.

She’s been a New York Times best-selling author since her first novel, “Good in Bed,” came out a decade ago. Weiner just released her ninth novel, “Then Came You,” two weeks after the premiere of her first TV show, ABC Family’s “State of Georgia.”

Question: How did you like being an executive producer and writing for TV?

Answer: We wanted to tell a story about two girls coming to New York City and trying to make big lives for themselves. I’ve always been interested in that moment and the woman in her 20s. . . . So I had this crash course in running a television show, and I was about three weeks into it when I realized that really everything I know about being an executive producer I learned from watching Liz Lemon on “30 Rock.” Honest to God!   Read more…