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Separated at Birth: Lipstick Jungle and Cashmere Mafia

A week from tonight, the Cashmere Mafia vs. Lipstick Jungle battle finally kicks into real gear when Lipstick airs its premiere episode. OK, so it's not as much of a throwdown as I once hoped: Cashmere hasn't been looking so hot in the ratings, and thanks to the strike, the shows will only overlap for three weeks.

Still, now that I've seen two episodes of Lipstick and four of Cashmere, I can't let the opportunity pass to compare and contrast the similarly named shows. Still confused about which one came from a book (that would be Lipstick) and which one got costume designer Patricia Field (that's Cashmere)? Here's a breakdown of their differences — some serious, some frivolous, just like the shows themselves.

Cashmere Mafia Lipstick Jungle
Network ABC NBC
Sex and The City Representative Darren Star Candace Bushnell
Number of Friends 4 3
Meaningful Character Name Zoe Burden, overworked mother Victory Ford, failing fashion designer
Series Name Said in Series Yes Not yet
Most Cringe-Worthy Line "Kinda like a little bone voyage." "Do you know how old I am?"
Average Age of Its Stars 38 37
# of Affairs in First Episode One One
Blind Date? Yes
(Mia with a neurosurgeon)
(Victory with a billionaire)
Implausibility (from 1-10) 9 8.5
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