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July 4th is a great time of year to celebrate the birth of our great nation, appreciate Independence, democracy and our troops whilst filling our stomachs with barbecued goodies and feasting our eyes on fireworks displays. Or we can stay inside and watch non-stop The Walking Dead episodes back to back to back!
Continuing the trend of remaking popular overseas properties, HBO has turned to the French (Mon Dieu!) for their next venture, and they’ve got a Sex and The City writer attached. That program is Hard, a French comedy that ran from 2008 – 2011 in its home country and was a hit in its homeland. Looking at the synopsis for the series, it’s not hard (yeah, that’s going to happen a lot) to see why the show was so successful — or why HBO might be excited about its American potential.
Those familiar with Sex and the City should be just as familiar with Samantha Jones, one of Carrie Bradshaw's closest friends and confidants, who was originally portrayed by Kim Cattrall in both the HBO TV series and the movies that followed. But how did these two characters meet? The Carrie Diaries aims to explore that scenario in its upcoming second season.
The man who turned Sex and the City from a book (based on a newspaper column) into a successful HBO TV series is aiming to do something similar for Honest Toddler, a popular Twitter feed, which has recently been adapted to a book. The show - should it actually go on to become a show - is described as "a Modern Family from a toddler's point of view."
The TV Blend crew put our heads together and realized for a show to return, conditions must be perfect. Not only would the show need to be fondly remembered by audiences, but it would need to present the sort of topical and situational humor or story that could be adapted for a new age, and hopefully for new audiences, along with the old. In most cases, 24 notwithstanding, comedies also seemed more relevant to bring back than dramas. Without further ado, here are the top five comedies we’d like to see return to the schedule.
You can’t actually live in the homes or apartments of your favorite TV characters, but now you can get your hands on the floor plans. Meticulously drawn floor plan art featuring famous homes from shows like Friends, How I Met Your Mother, Seinfeld, and even classics like I Love Lucy are a TV fan must-have.
Those of us who have seen enough Sex and the City throughout and after the series' run on HBO know that the drama is split between four lead characters, with Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie often narrating the sexual and romantic endeavors of her friends as she writes her newspaper column. Jumping around between characters often leads to amusing and occasionally punny segues. This supercut strings together many of them, demonstrating just how often this happens.
While Sarah Jessica Parker had a fairly active career in acting long before she went on to portray one of the most fashion-conscious characters on television, it seems fair to say that she’s now most associated with her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the HBO series Sex and the City. Will young actress AnnaSophia Robb be following in Parker’s Manolo Blahnik’s? That may be the case, should things go well for the CW prequel The Carrie Diaries.
Of all the objectively terrible ideas that have emerged as ways to keep the Sex and the City franchise going, including a third movie and a prequel movie, this seems like the least awful. The Carrie Diaries, from the reports of those who have read it, is different enough from Sex and the City that it might be able to stand on its own
Producers met in Hollywood last week "to discuss the new show," though there are no details on which actresses will appear on the show, what it would do with the characters, or even if it would return to HBO. All we know is that the unnamed producers and Sarah Jessica Parker want it to happen, which isn't surprising-- there's plenty of cash to be made there. But while a prequel is a bad idea, a blatant cash grab that adds nothing to the franchise
Senses of humor tend to vary quite a bit, however we here at Blend Television found that the past decade had plenty to offer for those looking to have their funny bone tickled. Here’s our list of our favorite TV comedies from the last ten years.
Eric McCormack is returning to network television comedy, and this time he’s not gay. Right? Because on Will & Grace he played a gay character. I’ve never been so tempted to use an emoticon – thus removing the last remnants of my soul – in a news story before.
I remember way back when FX’s The Shield began and how it was the glory time for premium cable channel HBO. You had The Sopranos, Six Feet Under, Sex and the City running to keep you entertained. These were hard hitting shows that came close to saving television for the jaded viewer.
Picture this. Take the hit series Sex and the City, clean it up a bit (ok, clean it up a lot), and recast the lead as a teen celebrity instead of a post-20’s career woman. Having a hard time with that mental picture? Miley Cyrus isn’t. In the upcoming issue of TV Guide, Cyrus talks about that as well as the concert she has airing on The Disney Channel later this month.
Kim Cattrall is 50-ish and fabulous. She really is gorgeous, and it blows my mind that she is about the same age as my mom! Not only is she fabulous, but her career is on fire too! Fresh off opening weekend for SATC (which far exceeded all expectations), HBO announced today that Kim will be the star of a new comedic series for the cable giant.