Both could be why she’s taking on a new HBO project, based on the memoirs of “Scrubs” writer Angela Nissel, author of “The Broke Diaries” and “Mixed: My Life in Black and White.” Berry, along with manager Vincent Cirrincione, will executive produce the original series, titled “Mixed Up,” a sitcom centered on the post-college adventures of a biracial woman and her two buddies. The project has not yet received the green light from HBO, but Nissel has completed the first draft of the pilot, sources say.
“It’s about living without the safety net. They’re all broke together,” Nissel told the Hollywood Reporter. Nissel, a consulting producer on “Scrubs,” recently signed a one-year overall deal with NBC Universal Television Studio to develop a comedy project.