United States of Tara is an American dark comedic television drama created by Diablo Cody and produced by DreamWorks Television, which began airing on Showtime in 2009 and the second season concluded in 2010. The series follows the life of Tara (Toni Collette), a suburban housewife and mother coping with dissociative identity disorder. The show's third season is scheduled to premiere on March 28, 2011. The series is based on an idea by Steven Spielberg, who is the executive producer along with series' head writer Diablo Cody (co-showrunner, season 2-present), Jill Soloway (co-showrunner, season 2-present), Alexa Junge (showrunner, season 1), Darryl Frank, Justin Falvey, Eduardo Peixoto, and Craig Zisk (season 2-present). The title is a double entendre, it references the United States of America, as well as the eponymous character's "alters" all living in one body (hence, Tara's "united states"). Principal photography takes place in Los Angeles, California, while the show's setting is located in Overland Park, Kansas. Collette won the 2009 Primetime Emmy Award and 2010 Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Comedy Series for her role, while the opening title sequence also obtained an Emmy.