Twelve episodes of The United States Of Tara, a sitcom written by Juno screenwriter and Internet lightning rod Diablo Cody, have been picked up by Showtime. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tara stars Toni Collette as a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder. John Corbett co-stars as her husband. Story lines will examine how a dysfunctional family copes with the various identities that might appear on any given day and range in age, temperament and even gender. Cody will serve as a writer and will also executive produce with Steven Spielberg, Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of DreamWorks TV.

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