I’ll Take Tone Deaf for $1 Billion Trebek
With Entourage just wrapping up its series finale the TV landscape is shockingly bare of entitled douchebags preening and driving around in luxury automobiles while you and your family spend food stamps at Kroger. Well, fear not unemployed victims of financial catastrophe because the CW is getting ready to create a new show that is certain to stoke your desire for class warfare:
A month ago we reported that The Carrie Diaries, a TV series project based on Sex and the City author Candace Bushnell’s recent book about Carrie Bradshaw’s high school years, was headed to the CW. That has now become a reality after the project was pitched to the network on Friday and bought in the room. Under the deal, which is being finalized, Warner Bros. TV is producing with Gossip Girl executive producers Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage’s studio-based Fake Empire banner. Former Sex and the City writer/producer Amy Harris, who is writing forGossip Girl this season, is penning the adaptation and executive producing with Bushnell, Schwartz, Savage and Len Goldstein. The Carrie Diaries is a young-adult novel that chronicles Carrie’s senior year of high school in a small New England town.
See how Carrie became a pretentious, alcoholic mega-slut from the very beginning! I wrote about this once before, but it bears repeating, when unemployment is in double digits and most people are bitter and struggling, creating a show about the greatest example of ‘princess’ entitlement that has existed in the last decade might not be such a great idea. Then again, the CW is the same network that runs Gossip Girl, which is really nothing more than a show about how awesome being rich is, so what do I know.
My favorite quote from the Deadline piece:
During the series’ 6-year run, Bushnell’s characters evolved and their lives took numerous turns.
They evolved from single, materialistic, alcoholics to married, materialistic alcoholics. Quelle difference!
Posted on September 12, 2011, in Crappy TV shows, Douchebags and tagged Crappy TV, Douchebags, Gossip Girl, New Levels of tone-deafness, Sex and the City, The Carrie Diaries, the CW. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.