Austin Butler, AnnaSophia Robb
How will the CW's The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to a series based almost entirely on having and talking about sex, handle the topic in a way that both honors Sex and the City and follows the rules of network television?
Winter TV Preview: Get scoop on the must-see new shows
On the series premiere, a young Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) returned to high school after a summer of grieving the death of her mother. On the first day, she "meets" the new guy in school, Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler), who was actually Carrie's first kiss the summer before. But now that the pair is together, how long will it be before the 16-year-old virgin starts down the path to becoming the Carrie viewers fell in love with on the HBO series? Executive producer Amy B. Harris is OK taking her time.
Sarah Jessica Parker
Sarah Jessica Parker has joined the growing list of actors cut from Lovelace, Entertainment Weekly reports.
Though all her scenes were filmed, Parker became a casualty of the editing process when directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman decided to end the film in 1980 instead of 1984, before porn star Linda Lovelace joined up with Parker's character Gloria Steinem.
Long before she met her Prince Charming in a man named Mr. Big, Carrie Bradshaw's adolescent life was still something of a swoon-inducing Cinderella story. That's the first impression from the CW's new The Carrie Diaries (8/7c, repeated an hour later), a likeably schmaltzy "prequel" to Sex and the City that finds the CW hewing closely to the ABC Family model that has lately stolen much of the channel's young-adult thunder.
The Carrie Diaries is not Sex and the City 2.0, and the stars and executive producers know that.
"Don't compare it to the original; just embrace it for what it is," star AnnaSophia Robb, who plays the teenage version of iconic SATC protagonist Carrie Bradshaw, tells TVGuide.com. "We want audiences to enjoy this and not scrutinize every little detail. Enjoy the ride and the fashion and characters we've created."
It's been nearly a decade since Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw strutted across TV screens in her trademark Manolos, but she returns Monday night and this time, she's sporting a pair of Converse. Enter the era of a teenage Ms. Bradshaw in The CW's The Carrie Diaries (an adaptation of the Candace Bushnell books), set in 1984 — a year that most of the cast wasn't alive. We caught up with executive producer Amy Harris and the cast on the red carpet of the prequel series' premiere at last fall's New York Television Festival (NYTVF).
Kevin Bacon, AnnaSophia Robb
It's 2013, and with the new year comes a new outlook, new resolutions and yes, even new TV viewing habits.
Midseason TV: Check out the day-by-day schedule
Not that there's anything wrong with the shows you already love, but some scheduling changes have necessitated a rejiggering of priorities. While some series aren't continuing past the midseason mark — XOXO, Gossip Girl! Adios, Partners! — new shows are stepping in to fill the void. And since most of us didn't get a second DVR for the holidays, we still need to pick and choose how these new offerings will figure into our limited viewing time (if at all). Below are four of the busiest midseason timeslots and our take on what to watch, DVR, skip or just watch online.
Betty White, Psy
This week, Betty White did "Gangnam Style" and a Pakistani man turned selling fish in a London market into a YouTube pop sensation. Plus, check out a spoiler-filled sneak peek at the upcoming season of Portlandia, as well as a montage of the Worst Movies of 2012 reviewing themselves.
Talk about a fast recovery!
After co-starring on the first casualty of the fall season — RIP Made in Jersey! — Kyle MacLachlan has rebounded with a multi-episode arc on CBS' other legal drama...
Carrie Bradshaw's back! Or at least she will be soon. The Carrie Diaries will premiere on...
Blake Lively and Leighton Meester
The CW is planning to send off Gossip Girl in style with a two-hour special event on Monday, Dec. 17, The CW announced Wednesday.
Leighton Meester says goodbye to long Gossip Girl locks
The network will first air a...