Sex and the City might return to TV... in prequel form, on The CW

Sex and the City

Remember Sex and the City? It had a good run for a little while. Then it ended, and its quartet of cosmoholics were cryogenically frozen and put into cold storage. Then they were rolled out and thawed for a movie, and it did pretty well! And it wasn’t bad! Then they were left to just sit around and gather moss, until they got around to making a second movie. And it was terrible! The worst movie ever. Watching it was like having bats eat your eyeballs for two-and-a-half hours. And everyone assumed that would be the end of that. Well, everyone was wrong. Now there are rumors of a new TV series, Sex and the City: The B.C.* Years. (*Before Carrie.) Here’s how it would work:

The source material is Candace Bushnell’s The Carrie Diaries, a young-adult novel by the same columnist who inspired the original HBO series. The book, set in the 1980s, follows Carrie Bradshaw’s senior year of high school in a small town in New England. The subject matter is a better fit with a youth-skewing network like The CW, which is conveniently half-owned by HBO corporate parent Time Warner, and where the show will probably end up. Naturally, Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage are being courted to oversee the project. Of the characters from the original series, Samantha Jones appears towards the end of the book, but then becomes a prominent character in the sequel, Summer and the City: A Carrie Diaries Novel, which also introduces Miranda Hobbes.

Original Sex and the City wunderkind Michael Patrick King, has already distanced himself from the show, telling Deadline.com at a TCA panel, “I’m not working on any

So what do you think? Let sleeping Manolo mules lie? Or is it high time to revisit Carrie and the gang as they maneuver through such fertile territory as their first kisses, first crushes, first time rounding the bases, and, in Samantha’s case, first dozen or so accidental pregnancies?

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Aug 21, 2011
Want to suck the creative out of something? Just make it "retro" and it's dead before starting. Consider the retro "design" of the Chrysler PT Cruiser. Introduced in the 2000 model year to popular acclaim and lasting until 2010, this piece of junk LOOKED EXACTLY THE SAME FOR TEN YEARS. Where do you go with that? How about some original thoughts, original works and less laziness. It's just F'ing lazy.
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Aug 19, 2011
Let's give it up already. Seriously. I had fun while it was on, but that's it. I don't care how she grew up - that was never the point. Dead franchises should stay that way, especially this one. Why not put that creativity elsewhere and bang out a new series that isn't half-bad instead of trying to continue a series which is mostly definitely well-over?
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Aug 19, 2011
Why have you forsaken me Bill Murray
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Aug 18, 2011
Horrible !!!
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Aug 18, 2011
All the comments I see are so negative. I think they should give it a shot. I would check it out. I really like the shows that the CW puts out... Besides what is the worst that could happen? Do you really think that the loyal SATC fans will lose love for the original show if this one doesn't do well? Nooo... If they don't like it, they don't have to watch it... I will be though.
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Aug 19, 2011
The worst it can happen is Hollywood not giving a fuck about creating something original because they keep trowing us the same stupid shows with different cast and people actually watch them.

No to remakes, no to prequels...but yes to (sometimes) finishing the story of a show that ended without conclusion...only if the original creator is involved in the project.
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Aug 18, 2011
Oh GOD NO!!!!!!!!
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Aug 18, 2011
I heard they are getting an actual pony to play the young version of Sarah Jessica Parker
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Aug 18, 2011
Not fair. You beat me to the joke although its the truth.
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Aug 18, 2011
titan4lizife, I actually know other people my age or not much older than me who've seen the show. Not all when we were 6, obviously, but they discovered it later on when they got older. around 12 or 13 I believe
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Aug 18, 2011
Sounds like a bad idea
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Aug 18, 2011
The producers of this ill-conceived prequel are under the belief that a lot of teenagers watched the original show. Considering that the 18 year-olds in the 18-24 demographic were six when the original show began and 11 when it ended I don't think this is a good venture. The original shows' fans may write it off as soft core and the Gossip Girl fans may write it off as an imitation. It may be best to let sleeping Manolos lie.
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Aug 18, 2011
Really? Like another version of Gossip Girl with well dressed New Yorkers having sex and acting older than their characters? Please no.
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Aug 18, 2011
When Sex In the City ended, Desperate Housewives began...a much different show but many SITC followers switched to it and it was a success. Now DH is ending...and SITC is coming back? uhhh...no...it's time to come up with something else original. With the return of 90210, the failed Melrose Place, now Charlie's Angels...what's coming back next? Dynasty? Or maybe another 8 seasons of Charmed? How many more classic shows can be ruined? Can't writers come up with any new story lines anymore? Mixing old with new was a great original idea...but now it's starting to kill originality.
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Aug 18, 2011
Yeah WB did much better shows.
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Aug 18, 2011
So the Lily from Gossip Girl show fell through and now they are trying to put a new title on the same crappy idea? I miss the WB:(
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Aug 18, 2011
noooooo! as a huge satc fan, i don't wanna see carrie before she was friends with charlotte, samantha and miranda!
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Aug 18, 2011
The CW has become the Channel for Women.

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Aug 18, 2011
No, it would be better on a station like Showtime or stomething, this damn CW.
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Aug 18, 2011
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Have we (men) not been tortured enough with this? Now you want to extend the pain and inflict it upon the women too. You know the midlife crisettes are not going to like teenage angst inflicted upon their fav characters. They had just gotten used to the adult angst.
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Aug 18, 2011
My sentiments exactly.
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