Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino is busy working on a new drama project for ABC. Sherman-Palladino is looking to adapt the 2002 book The Nanny Diaries into a TV series for the network.
ABC is close to ordering a script from Sherman-Palladino through its sister studio, ABC Studios, which is behind the project. The Nanny Diaries centers on a group of nannies who work for upper class Manhattan parents; Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus wrote the book, which was published in 2002. (A sequel, Nanny Returns, was released in 2009.)...
Sometimes TV gets it right, and last night, Parks and Recreation got it uber-right.
By casting quirky indie-flick queen Parker Posey as Leslie's ex-bestie-turned-government nemesis Lindsay, we got a double dose of the femme-faboo funny from Amy Poehler and her former Spring Breakdown costar and a peek at just how awesome it would be to have Posey on series TV. (Just not in something as misguided as that Jezebel James sitcom she tried a few years back. Nobody needs that.)...
Question: I just wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed Monday's Ask Matt. I think it is the first Ask Matt I've ever read where all the letters were talking about how great certain shows, characters, actors and storylines are. There wasn't one of the usual rants about how stupid network programmers are, how a certain actor is completely messing up a show, how a storyline is the worst idea in the history of the world or how someone can't believe you, a critic, would dare to like/dislike/watch/recognize the existence of a certain show. (OK, there was a comment about how bad The Return of Jezebel James is, but not much good can be said about that.) Can it be that losing our shows for a few months has reminded us how good most of them really all are? Like you, "I just love it when someone writes in to gush without embarrassment," and I hope we'll be seeing more of that in the coming weeks (with some criticism still mixed in, of course). Thanks for a pleasant start to my week!
Question: Thanks for recommending a show that I probably would not have watched otherwise: Dexter. I know there has been some controversy about airing a "diluted" version on CBS, but as a TV fan who can't afford premium cable, I appreciate the chance to see the show. It's dark and disturbing, but sometimes quite funny and surprisingly touching. It's definitely not for everyone, but I'm hooked! At the opposite end of the spectrum, The Return of Jezebel James was awful! I tried to be fair and watch both episodes, but it was a chore. Parker Posey seemed to force every line, none of which were particularly funny or interesting. (She may be the indie film queen, but I was not impressed.) I didn't believe the premise for a moment. What happened here?? Is Amy Sherman-Palladino a one-hit wonder?
Answer: You're right about both shows, but don't jump the gun to write off someone just because their latest show didn't work. The failure rate in TV is formidable, and if a miserable flop show was
That was quick. Fox has closed the book on Amy Sherman-Palladino's post-Gilmore Girls comeback vehicle, The Return of Jezebel James, after three abysmally rated outings. A Fox spokesperson confirms that the comedy starring Parker Posey and Lauren Ambrose as unlikely sisters has aired its last episode.OK, time for some Monday afternoon quarterbacking: Who deserves the blame here? AS-P? Fox for burying it on Friday night? The person in charge of integrating that horrible laugh track? Posey for failing to be, well, Lauren Graham? Post your theories below.