Cecilia Ahern is set to make a big break into television. US network
 ABC has picked up the half-hour comedy series 'Sam I Am,' created by the Taoiseach's daughter.

'Sam I Am,' is a comedy about a woman who, after becoming a victim of a hit and run, wakes up from a coma with retrograde amnesia and has to start her life and relationships over again.

The series will premiere on the US network ABC - who also make 'Desperate Housewives,' 'Lost' and 'Ugly Betty' -  in the autumn and will star Christine Applegate.