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09/08/2011 07:29 pm ET | Updated Nov 08, 2011

Jennifer Garner Co-Developing New Comedy Sitcom Based On Book, 'The Geeks Shall Inherit The Earth'

There was once a time when things like J.R.R. Tolkien novels, Dungeons & Dragons and thick-rimmed glasses were not cool. Yet, somehow, over time being a geek, or even a nerd, became cool. Suddenly, every beautiful babe in Hollywood claims she was a geek in high school, and shows like "Glee" make being an outsider look like fun. And with smart guys like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerburg and Bill Gates ruling the world as we know it, it certainly seems that, yes, the geeks shall inherit the earth.

And it looks like yet another television show is hoping to get down with the dorks.

Jennifer Garner's Vandalia Films is developing a half-hour comedy at ABC Studios based on the book "The Geeks Shall Inherit the Earth," reports Variety.

The book, by writer Alexandra Robbins, follows seven different students with distinct quirks and how those personalities will prove valuable in adulthood. See? It really does get better

Bert Royal, who wrote Emma Stones breakout comedy flick "Easy A," will reportedly pen the pilot episode. Donna Roth and Susan Arnold are set to produce the show.

Ans while there's no mention of Garner returning to the small screen any time soon, it's nice to at least have her behind-the-scenes. And let's face it, J.J. Abrams' "Alias" was a total geek magnet.

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