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Kristin Chenoweth, the current star of Broadway's The Apple Tree, and Nathan Lane, the current star of Butley, are developing a sitcom pilot together.

According to The New York Times, the sitcom is about a pair of talk-show hosts reminiscent of Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa, who host the syndicated "Live with Regis & Kelly."

Chenoweth starred in the sitcom "Kristin" that lasted six episodes on NBC in 2001. Her other TV credits include "The West Wing," "Frasier," "Sesame Street," Marian in "The Music Man" and Lily in "Annie." She is the inspiration for the character of Harriet Hayes in the NBC drama "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," created by her ex-boyfriend Aaron Sorkin.

Lane starred in such short-lived television shows as "Charlie Lawrence," "Encore! Encore!" and "One of the Boys." His other television credits include guest spots on "Frasier" (Emmy nomination), "Mad About You" (Emmy nomination) and "Sex and the City."

Chenoweth has appeared on Broadway in Wicked (Tony nomination), You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards), Steel Pier and Epic Proportions. Off-Broadway credits include Scapin, Dames at Sea, The Fantasticks and A New Brain and she has appeared in the Encores! series in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever and Strike Up the Band. She is also a recording artist and opera singer. Her film credits include the current "Deck the Halls," "Running With Scissors" and a bit role as a TV interviewer in "Stranger Than Fiction."

Lane has won Tony Awards for The Producers and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum and has also appeared on Broadway in Present Laughter, Merlin, Some Americans Abroad, On Borrowed Time, Guys and Dolls, Laughter on the 23rd Floor, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Man Who Came to Dinner, The Odd Couple and The Frogs (co-author). His Off-Broadway credits include Dedication and many other Terrence McNally plays. He has appeared in more than 25 films, including "The Birdcage" " Mousehunt" "The Lion King," "Nicholas Nickleby" and "The Producers."

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