CW Eyes ‘Sex & The City’ Prequel Series Shepherded By ‘Gossip Girl’ Producers

Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: With their sharp fashion sense and busy social life in Manhattan, the young ladies from the CW’s Gossip Girl often evoke Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw. Now a teen version of Bradshaw herself may be joining the CW’s lineup. I hear that the CW has emerged as the leading candidate for The Carrie Diaries, a TV series project based on Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s recent book about Bradshaw’s high school years. There are no deals in place, and talks are in preliminary stages, but I hear that Warner Bros TV would produce and Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are being courted to shepherd the project through their Warner Bros TV-based Fake Empire banner. Former Sex and the City writer/producer Amy Harris, who is writing for Gossip Girl this season, will likely pen the adaptation.

Because it previously adapted Bushnell’s Sex and the City into a hugely popular series, HBO has the rights to The Carrie Diaries, a young-adult novel that chronicles Carrie’s senior year of high school in a small New England town. But since the book is much younger skewing than HBO’s audience, the pay cable network had been seeking another outlet for the potential series. “Discussions are underway for The Carrie Diaries, Candace Bushnell’s book about Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, to find a home as a potential television series,” HBO said in a statement. Read More »

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“Virtually All” HBO Programming Now Online

Nellie Andreeva

HBO has vastly expanded its offerings online on the site HBO GO. More than 1,400 titles will now be available, up from 600 titles previously. That represents “virtually all” of HBO’s programming inventory, including current and former signature series like True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, Entourage, The Sopranos and Sex and Read More »

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NBC Lands Hairdresser Drama From ‘Sex And The City’ Writer-Director Michael Patrick King

By | Wednesday November 3, 2010 @ 7:08am PDT
Nellie Andreeva

EXCLUSIVE: Michael Patrick King is returning to series television with a new hourlong project at NBC. In hear the broadcast network is finalizing a deal to nab the spec by the former Sex and the City showrunner quickly after it … Read More »

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