NBC has commissioned a sitcom inspired by New York Times-bestselling self-help book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing.The series will be written by Erica Oyama, creator of reality dating TV satire Burning Love and veteran showrunner Greg Malin. Oyama, Malin and Gail Berman will serve as co-executive producers.
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, if you haven’t heard of it, is a guide to thoroughly cleaning one’s home from Japanese cleaning consultant Marie Kondo, a.k.a. “The Beyoncé of Organizing.” According to Deadline, the book has sold more than three million copies, topping the New York Times “Advice and How-to” Bestseller list for 50 consecutive weeks, (it is currently number two on the chart). It has also received critical praise, making Amazon’s list of the best “crafts, home and garden” books in 2014.
As you might expect based on that description, the connection between the actual book and the story of the show will likely be a stretch. Deadline described the series’ vague premise as centering around “a young woman in a moment of crisis who attempts to get her messy life in order.”