Susan Sarandon to Star in NBC Comedy Pilot, Daughter to Co-Star

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Perrier-Jouet 200th Anniversary Cocktail PartyAcademy Award-winner Susan Sarandon is set to star in a new comedy pilot for NBC, Growing Ivy, co-written and also co-starring her daughter Eva Amurri Martino.

Growing Ivy follows Ivy Davis, played by Martino, a Type A career woman with a faltering personal life.  She invites her free-spirited, eccentric mom Franckie (Sarandon) to move in with her to work on their relationship.  The goal?  To find some kind of the stability that was lacking in her childhood, bring balance to her life and hopefully…find love.

The comedy is based on an idea from Martino, and landed at NBC with a pilot commitment.

Martino and Sarandon will serve as co-executive producers along with Parks and Recreation‘s Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

Martino’s TV credits include New Girl, and The Mindy Project (both Fox comedies). Sarandon also recently signed on for a one-episode guest spot on CBS’ Mike and Molly.