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MARK McEWEN reporting: TV viewiers met Nancy McKeon when she starred as Jo in the hit series "The Facts of Life." Now she's all grown up with a show of her own, the new CBS comedy, "Can't Hurry Love." It's about a single woman in her 20s searching for love, success and happiness in the Big Apple. [showed a clip from "Can't Hurry Love"] Using 'rabble' in a sentence. Nancy McKeon joins us from Los Angeles. Hi Nancy. Ms. Nancy McKEON: Hi. McEWEN: How you doing this morning? Ms. McKEON: I'm good, thank you. How are you? McEWEN: I'm doing fine. We're going to get back to that scene in a second, but first of all, let's talk about this show. How -- you are a producer the show. Ms. McKEON: Mm-hmm. McEWEN: Tell me the story line of it for people who haven't seen it. Ms. McKEON: It's about Annie O'Donnell, the character that I play. She lives in New York city. Her best friend, Didi, lives across the hall, who's of a free spirit and an adventurer. And the two guys that she works with, that she's also friends with, one is a guy named Roger, who's single and kind of hitting the single life out there, and Elliot, who is our married guy. He's been married for eight years, got married very young. And he has something that we all want to achieve, yet he lives sort of vicariously through us. So it's--this is our little mix of people and it's about out lives together. McEWEN: You were in the mix in the development of the show. I think a lot of people think shows just pop up and are on television. Tell me how you develop a show, how it goes from the idea to the page to the screen. Ms. McKEON: Originally Geena Wencoast, who is our head writer, executive producer, and I met at the Four Seasons and we had a couple of drinks and talked about the kind of show that we wanted to do, and we were very much in sync with the stories we wnted to tell. Then we got together with Jonathan Axelrod and Jamie Widdoes, our other executive producers, and those two and myself had deals with CBS, so we presented them with the idea. They like it. Then they pick up a pilot script. We shoot that and then we come to New York and it gets tested and researched and played for everybody. And if they thinks it's good enough, they'll put it on the fall schedule. And if they don't, we're tarring roofs in the valley. McEWEN: Well, now back to that seen I was telling you about. I saw this show. I like that guy. You go out on a date with him--I don't want to give to many things away--are we going to see him again? Is there--it's early for a romance to be blooming, but will it bloom? Ms. McKEON: You'll have to watch. Some things arise, but, you know, Peter Dobson is--is the gentleman who played the character and he's a terrific actor, so I think we'd love to get him back at some point. But some things happen in this particular episode that kind of sets them apart for a while. McEWEN: Cagey answer, Nancy. Very cagey answer right there. You produced other things. You produced made-for-TV movies. Is the--how is the thrill or-let's say the thrill of produceing different from the thrill of performing? Ms. McKEON: I think producing for me is more a means to an end. You know, you get submitted a lot of scripts and you can read stuff and--and sometimes you're interested and sometimes you're not. And for me, rather than just sitting around waiting for that great piece of material, I'd rather be more active. So I go out and, you know, seek things that I'd like to do. There's nothing for me that compares with going out there and especially doing a show like this. We film in front of a live audience and you get that energy and the immediate response. And, you know, it's sort of like doing theater, only we have the luxury of being able to stop and do it again if we make a mistake. So it's-it's just great fun to go out there and perform, and that's-that's always my first love, I think. McEWEN: Well, we enjoyed you on "The Facts of Life" and we're looking forward to "Can't Hurry Love." Nancy McKeon, thank you very much. "Can't Hurry Love" premieres Monday night at 8:30 Eastern right here on CBS.