The Hollywood Reporter Trade Magazine - September 20, 1999

Masterson, CBS cook up series
Written by Lynette Rice

CBS has signed a development deal with Mary Stuart Masterson.

The eye will develop a drama series for the 2000-2001 season for Masterson, who's best known for her roles in "Fried Green Tomatoes" and "Benny and Joon." She'll also appear in a future CBS telefilm.

The actress has already been tapped to headline the CBS movie "Black and Blue," set for this season. Masterson will play battered wife Fran Benedetto in the flick based on Anna Quindlen's 1998 novel.

Repped by CAA, Masterson's recent film credits include "The Book of Stars" and "Grapefruit Moon," the latter of which she wrote and directed.