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Help Mitch Albom develop his next million-dollar idea

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Oprah_lWatching previews for the TV movie Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day (airing this Sunday on ABC), in which an embittered man gets to spend more time with his dead mother and (we’re guessing here) learns an important life lesson, we couldn’t help feeling we’d seen similar stories of supernatural uplift before. (Wonder if Albom gets tired of people asking him, “Where do you get your idea?”)

But if Oprah is backing Albom, there’s gotta be real money in this stuff. So we’re submitting a couple ideas for inspirational made-fors that we’d be willing to ghost-write:

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s One More Kegger: An embittered junior executive gets to go back and attend that frat party that he missed where all his friends got lucky.

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s One More Ride: An embittered online editor is briefly reunited with the nice bike he foolishly left overnight at the South Orange, NJ, train station.

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s One Different Drink: An embittered secretary is sent back to the deli, where she changes her order and has a V8.

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Fool Around With in Heaven

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Get to Text-Message in Purgatory

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s The Five People You Room With in Hell

Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s Two More Hours: An embittered TV critic’s dead journalism professor returns to tell him he can go back in time and not watch one TV movie.

What do you think PopWatchers? Do Oprah and Mitch need to get a new act? And do you have any inspirational TV-movie ideas you’d like to submit here? (We promise we’ll forward any money they send us, minus postage, handling, and commission.)

Originally posted December 7 2007 — 2:56 PM EST

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