The CW Is Officially Prequelizing Sex and the City

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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! []

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 so you can stay up-to-date with Kate Gosselin and her fame-whoring. [Digital Spy]

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