A couple of days before Brooke Shields learned her new sexy series, Lipstick Jungle, would be picked up by NBC, we caught up with the actress — and her lively red-haired baby daughter Grier — at a party where she was introduced as the spokeswoman for a new online campaign, Chain of Confidence, started by the international kitchenware giant Tupperware and aimed at fostering female friendships, which led us to ask her about her new all-about-girl-bonding show as well as her own experiences with girlfriends.
TVGuide.com: So it's pretty cool that while you're promoting female friendships in real life, you're doing a TV show about girlfriends, from Candace Bushnell, the creator of Sex and the City, the acme of sisterhood shows, right?
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The upfronts are coming, the upfronts are coming...! NBC has ordered Lipstick Jungle, an hour-long drama based on the novel by Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City), sources tell TVGuide.com. At one time considered for the fall 2006 schedule and then featuring Gina Gershon among its ensemble, the serial now stars Brooke Shields (as a movie-studio exec), 24's Kim Raver (as the editor-in-chief of a pop culture mag) and Lindsay Price (as a fashion mogul). Love Monkey's Chris Wiehl (playing Brooke's hubby), Julian Sands, David Alan Basche and David Norona round out the cast.UPDATE: The Ausiello Report just grabbed hold of ABC's entire (rumored) fall schedule. Check it out.UPDATE: Scrubs news!UPDATE: Office finale/Jim-Pam preview!Also, a new TVGuide.com blog for you to bookmark: "First Look: The Hottest Fall TV," which starting Monday will serve as a veritable clearinghouse for all official upfront announcements/schedules.
Who's doing what during this pilot season? Here's the latest from Variety and the Hollywood Reporter: With The O.C.'s swan song but a day away, Melinda Clarke has scored a gig on CBS' The Man, playing a tough and sexy policewoman who has worked with LL Cool J's undercover cop over the years. Beau Bridges is a father whose two separate sets of grown children don't know the others exist in Fox's Two Families. Last seen on Pepper Dennis, Lindsay Price is joining Kim Raver and Brooke Shields in NBC'sLipstick Jungle, playing a fashion mogul. Linus Roache (Kidnapped) is Julianna Margulies' husband in Fox's Canterbury's Law. Keith Robinson (Over There, Dreamgirls) has joined the Fox crime drama The Apostles. CBS has picked up three comedy pilots: the Paul Reiser-produced Atlanta, about a man and woman who meet at a funeral; an office comedy from Will & Grace's Max Mutchnick and David Kohan; and The Rich Inner Life of Penelope Cloud, concerning a lite...