Former NY Times food critic Frank Bruni has signed a schmancy deal to bring his memoir Born Round to the small screen. What actor is going to play the tortured former fatty?

Today Grub Street let us know that Publisher's Marketplace is reporting that Bruni sold the rights to his to Fremantle and a show based on them will be produced by Tollin Productions, the same people behind One Tree Hill and Smallville. Does that mean that Bruni is going to be rubbing elbows with Serena Van Der Woodsen on the CW? Dunno yet. We also don't know if this will be a reality type deal or if they're going to be dramatizing the life of a food critic racked by food issues. If that's the case, we smell Emmy—we we don't taste it, because that would mean empty calories.

What we do know is that Bruni still hates Jeffrey Chodorow, doesn't worry about counting calories when at a restaurant, and thinks that Yelp is great and all, but it's no NY Times. That is all thanks to a video of him being interviewed by Mike Colameco as part of the 92nd Street Y's "Food Talks" series. Would you welcome this man onto your TV set once a week?

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