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Columnist Dan Savage lining up new projects

Fans of sex columnist and author Dan Savage’s funny, blunt, sometimes raunchy, but always grounded sex and relationship advice may be catching even more of him soon. A possible TV series based on his longtime syndicated column Savage Love is in the works, as is a stage musical based on his memoir The Kid, about his and his boyfriend’s adventures adopting their son. “It’s a little weird,” he tells EW. “In The Commitment [his book about gay marriage], I kept talking about how getting married is kind of like putting on a Broadway show about your relationship. And now there’s going to actually be one.”

He’ll also be featured in a live stage production of the NPR radio show This American Life, along with host Ira Glass, that’s being beamed live from New York tonight at 8 p.m. ET to over 400 movie screens nationwide. (Check here for locations and tickets.) Savage will join a number of performers including Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, and TAL favorites like Starlee Kine and David Rakoff. ”There’s something about that show that creates such a bond with the listeners,” Savage says about Glass’s program, which also had a TV version picked up by Showtime (clip embedded below). “To put in one room a couple of thousand people who are really passionate about it – there’s an elatedness about the energy and about how special the event feels.”