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Sarah Jessica Parker Reportedly Buys TV Rights to Prospect Park West by Amy Sohn

Is Prospect Park West the New Sex and the City?

Women, friendships, the hustle and bustle of New York life, Sarah Jessica Parker . . . where have I heard this one before? But I'm not talking about Sex and the City this time. I'm talking about Prospect Park West, a soon-to-be-released novel that Parker and her production company reportedly bought to turn into a TV show.

Now, Prospect Park West isn't exactly a clone of SATC. Instead of Manhattan, this book from former New York columnist Amy Sohn heads across the bridge to Brooklyn. And instead of saucy singles, it's a story about dissatisfied wives and mothers in the Desperate Housewives mold. The characters, as described by Publishers Weekly, are:

Lizzie, whose lesbian proclivities mask her loneliness; Rebecca, whose libidoless spouse prefers his role as dad over husband; Karen, a social-climbing conniver; and Melora, a former Manhattanite whose psychiatric maladies are as pathetic as they are numerous. The gals in this comedy of bad manners are burned out, b*tchy and beyond salvation as they maneuver to be noticed and loved.

Plenty of shows (and books) have tried to replicate the SATC magic and fallen a little short, so I'm wondering: Do you think focusing on dissatisfied mommies can set this apart? Does it sound like it's tailor-made to be a TV show? And do we even need a new Sex and the City?


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