The CW Is Officially Prequelizing Sex and the City

Lots of Development Business
... The CW has purchased The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the runaway HBO hit Sex and the City. Based on a book by Sex writer Candace Bushnell, the young adult drama will center on the high school years of protagonist Carrie Bradshaw (played by Sarah Jessica Parker in the HBO series) and introduce a whole new generation to ridiculously expensive shoes, a casual attitude toward sex, and the objectification of men. Gossip Girl producers Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz are producing, of course. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Here's some good news for fans of people who make good television. Bryan Fuller, the creator of Pushing Daisies and Wonderfalls, has a new project in the works: Hannibal will follow a young Dr. Hannibal Lector (yes, THAT Hannibal Lector) and his relationship with a young FBI agent. It shall be the most whimsical tale of a serial killer that ever there was. No network is attached to the project yet. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Jim Belushi has sold a sitcom pilot to ABC about a father and his teenage daughter who are "put together in a unique situation." The show is titled You Won't Even Know I'm Here, which will hopefully be the case. [EW]

... Dang, Shonda Rhimes, don't you have enough shows yet? The Grey's Anatomy, Private Practice, and upcoming Scandal creator is re-teaming with Off The Map creator Jenna Bans for a medical drama about doctors who like to bone each other. Oh, sorry, force of habit. This one is about a defense attorney who starts a new firm with a ragtag group of lawyer misfits. Who bone each other. [Deadline Hollywood]

... Conan O'Brien's production company, Conaco, has a new comedy cooking at TBS, the home of Conan's talk show. The multi-camera sitcom follows a family man who quits his job and moves back to his old neighborhood, where he reunites with an old friend. Well that sounds exciting and different! It is tentatively titled Most Boring Show on Earth by me. [Deadline Hollywood]

The Rest of the News
... NBC has unveiled the name of its new magazine-style news show hosted by Brian Williams: Rock Center With Brian Williams. The internet exploded with hatred over the new name. Also, the internet needs to get a life and start worrying about more important things. [Sun Sentinel]

... All My Children star Mary Fickett, who played nurse Ruth Martin on the ABC soap opera, has passed away at the age of 83. She left the show in 2000. [Yahoo!]

... The Creative Arts Emmys, also known as the Snooze Awards, were awarded over the weekend. Among the winners were Survivor's Jeff Probst for Best Reality Host, Gwyneth Paltrow for her guest stint on Glee, and Justin Timberlake for hosting Saturday Night Live. Boardwalk Empire took home seven awards in various categories including makeup and art direction, Futurama nabbed Best Animated Program, and Deadliest Catch won the prize for Outstanding Reality Program. But there was only one I cared about: Game of Thrones clinched Outstanding Main Title Design! [Emmys.com]

The Ridiculous News
... Feel free to skip this last item, which you may find insulting. That's right, I'm giving you an opportunity right now to get up and walk away so we can pretend this never happened. Last chance. Okay, here goes; read at your own risk! TLC has launched the web site Kateplusmy8.com so you can stay up-to-date with Kate Gosselin and her fame-whoring. [Digital Spy]


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Oh come on! SATC doesn't need a prequel. The show was bad already!
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Josh Schwartz, what are you thinking???
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"introduce a whole new generation to ridiculously expensive shoes, a casual attitude toward sex, and the objectification of men."



I hope that's meant in a sarcastic manner. How many shows objectify women? How many shows depict women as the prissy housewife who stays at home and lives to serve and sleep with her husband? SATC should be applauded for how they leveled the playing field when it came to men and sex.
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I love SATC and do NOT want to see this prequel show happen. Not at all. And Shonda Rhimes needs to stop making shows. That other lawyer one of her's got cancelled after half a season didn't it? Sounds like the same thing as her new one.
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Oh I miss Pushing Daisies so much I love everything Brian does so much!
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And you are trying to suggest there is a difference to Kateplusmy8 and the SATC prequel?
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I think we have enough of young women pushing around their right to have sex with Glee. Why is it that the publishing industry and the television industry want to portray strong women characters, yet they define that "strength" with their bodies. I am old enough to remember when chain emails used to go around bashing men. I said, this is what liberation has given us? The right to be just as base and lizard brained as what we have been fighting against all these years? And while I am on the subject, why don't we get to the bottom line with these shows? How about a prequel to Weeds, one where we can become privy to how Nancy became such a self-serving, shallow bit ch. When will mothers, when they are telling their girls, "you can be anything you want to be" start telling them that selfishness, disregard, and shoving their shoe collection in everyone's face is not part of that equation?
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Because bratty, shallow, and skanky girls make life hell for the girls who dare to be different. :( Not that I'm saying there's anything wrong with women who enjoy sex. Just the ones who treat different-minded girl like crap.
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The women's rights organizations are gonna have a field day with this...
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Hannibal sounds awesome though lol. Especially cause Bryan Fuller is attached. Also the Conaco comedy show sounds interesting. I'm a Conan fan so I'll definitely check it out.
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How bout just re-making every show with all its characters in pre-school? Sons of Anarchy prequel could have little kids riding tricycles, in control of a large candy running business and lemonade stands.
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Your idea is a hell of a lot better!
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Nope! Sorry I would not watch a Prequel of Sex in the City. Enough already.
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Finally someone man enough to say it, the internet does need to get a life
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I loved Wonderfalls. I liked Pushing Daisies. I kind of liked the Hannibal movies. The idea of a Hannibal series sounds pretty cool, but like sweetsaintz said before me, I'm skeptical about how this show will turn out.
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are you kidding me?? whats next? friends the teenage years? or maybe a prequel to desperate housewives? deseprate college girls? what a joke
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Oh yeah, and a prequel to SATC? Excellent idea. Instead of four middleaged sluts whoring their way across NYC, we can have four teenage sluts whoring their way through highschool. Inspirational!



OK, so I need to go take my happy pill! I'm watching Warehouse 13 in a minute, that'll do the trick :)
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WTF! Futurama, Best Animated Program??? i can tell you right now who the day starts in the shows writers room...



Head writer "OK people, what shall we rip-off this week? Remember, it has to be a concept that's aready been re-hashed to death."



The show hasn't had an original thought, or even a mildly original take on an old idea, for years now. This has been the worst year yet.



Best Animated Programme? Archer. Nothing else comes close!
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hannibal sounds great, the sex in the city prequel sound just line another gossip birl or one tree hill, so nothing special, the rest of the news was uninterresting
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You forgot about Community's only win/nomination, Tim. Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation. Bravo! Also, so very happy for Futurama's win for Outstanding Animated Program. I thought that season was a great return with many episodes deserving the win (Especially 'The Prisoner or Benda' my favorite episode EVER!). The Simpson's episode 'Angry Dad - The Movie' was a deserving episode of the nomination, one of the best Simpsons episodes in years. Just wanted to point that out. Last thing I am going to say: How could this have been Maurice LaMarche's first win, let alone only second nomination!?! The man is right up there with the greats, Mel Blanc and Frank Welker to name a few. So very happy for him, but pissed beyond belief Jon Benjamin wasn't nominated at ALL. (Still pissed over his loss last year...) Well, Emmy has been giving FX some recognition lately, so that is good start I guess. Hopefully that means Denis Leary will get a nomination at least for all the amazing work that has gone unnoticed for Rescue Me. Sure, last 3 seasons have sucked, but his acting has always been above and beyond. Ok, meds have kicked in, said too much. Bye.
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So, no one noticed how odd the (Yahoo!) looks next to the next of Mary Pickett's passing?
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Who wants to see Carrie Bradshaw in high school.....I do I do!!
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SATC prequel? So, yet another show picked up for the CW that will be targeted for the same young/teenage girl demo that for years now has refused to watch any of the shows targeted to them. These shows limit themselves only to a small audience unless they toss in another target demo (vampires, superheroes). Gossip Girl? 90210? Anyone who consistently looks at the ratings will see that these shows barely manage to make above a 1 in the ratings (Gossip Girl seems to have managed to survive soley based on hype, buzz, and net executive incompetence) and they're never able to be as successful at attracting this audience like MTV, ABC Family. Enough. Give it up CW! Stop trying to attract only one demo that refuses to watch you anyway!
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I loved SATC the HBO show. Why oh why make a prequel? We all know that their love interests wont last and that they are going to become 30 something single women. I just dont see the point, write something new and different instead.
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I love everything Bryan Fuller has done so far, but i'm a little skeptical about how his Hannibal is gonna turn out. Wish he was working on something a little more his usual speed.
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They said the same thing to Jimmy Hendrix, and look what happened to him!
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As far as I know Bryan Fuller is attached to the new Munsters @NBC as he's tweeting about it. I guess this about Hannibal is a script he's passing around being it not attached to any network just yet.
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I don't understand the premise of Haniibal. Will it be like Dexter except he eats them? I don't how they could make an audience relate to that.
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I'm happy to say that I cant relate to Dexter. People are crazy, maybe Hannibal will be a big hit.
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A target audience that eat people, duh.
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