Now Marie Kondo will inspire joy on your TV

The Life-Changing Magic of tidying book cover

NBC is launched a new comedy series based on the bestselling organizational book.

NBC has announced that it is launching a new TV comedy series inspired by Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.”

Marie Kondo’s book came at the perfect time, with many of us feeling overwhelmed by material possessions and sick of living in a chronically cluttered state. The Japanese organizational expert inspired many people with her unusual and delightful philosophy – that any item that does not spark joy within you should be eliminated from your home.

The books has sold 5 millions copies and held the #1 spot on the New York Times bestseller list for an impressive 50 weeks. Kondo was named one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in 2015. Whether the method has worked for you or not, it’s hard to argue with the fact that Marie Kondo is clearly on to something. (Even TreeHugger writer Lloyd Alter raves about Kondo's method when it comes to organizing electronics. Read his post here on MNN.)

It’s not surprising that NBC has taken notice and hopes to get in on the action. The new comedy series will feature “a young woman in a moment of crisis who attempts to get her messy life in order.” It is written by Erica Oyama, also of Japanese descent, who has worked on Burning Love, The Eric Andre Show, and upcoming Schooled.

No further details are available at this point, but Elle has speculated:

“Will she come to a big revelation while reducing her paper clutter? Learn about doing things with intention while folding socks and T-shirts properly? Finally let go of baggage after sitting with all of her books on the floor, touching each one? So many possibilities."

At the very least, it’s refreshing to hear of a show going the opposite way of Hoarders.

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