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Coming Soon: A Modern Love TV Show?

One of my favorite Sunday rituals is settling down with a big mug of coffee or tea, pulling out the Style section of the Sunday New York Times, and flipping directly to the Modern Love feature. The column features one essay per week on some aspect of love (romantic, friendly, sisterly), and they're almost always quirky and engaging.

Well, now there's news that a production company has bought the TV rights to Modern Love and is talking about what kind of TV series could be built around the column's content. According to Variety, the producers — who said they're all fans of the Modern Love series and discuss it around their office — are currently meeting with writers to help flesh out their concepts for the show.

I'm curious about this project, and my first thought that it would be amazing as a This American Life-style show with a variety of short stories about love told in different ways. I'd hate for it to become some sort of goofy comedy show, though. Are there any other Modern Love fans out there? Can you envision a TV show based on it? And are there any particular favorite Modern Love columns that strike you as ripe for adaptation?


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ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
well i think that there's definitely an audience for this type of show with this type of content, as we can see from all the wedding shows that continue to pop up. i'm sure that there's going to be some network that will pick it up and run with it, and i have to admit that chances are i'll watch at least one show to see how it compares to reading the paper.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I'm definitely curious. Modern Love always has something interesting to say, but I'd be curious how they could stretch it into a whole show.
MollyElizabeth MollyElizabeth 8 years
I'm a big Modern Love fan, but I can't imagine how they'd adapt it for TV. In my mind it would be a series of vignettes, something like a relationship themed version of Stephen King's mini-series Nightmares and Dreamscapes; great casts, good stories, leaves you wanting more. But realistically speaking, that wouldn't be able to pull a very big audience and wouldn't be sustainable for very long. I am very curious what the producers come up with!
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