The ABC has picked up the rights to United States of Tara, the Showtime drama starring Toni Colette as a woman with multiple personalities.
Collette is a wife and mother with dissociative identity disorder (DID) which emerges via several personalities: wild and flirty teenager T; old-fashioned housewife Alice; and male, loud, beer-drinking Vietnam vet Buck.
Created by Academy Award winner Diablo Cody (Juno) and produced by Steven Spielberg, there are twelve episodes in the first season.
It’s somewhat unusual that Showtime didn’t pick this one up, but it’s a win for Free to Air viewers.
No airdate has yet been announced.