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TV Tonight: Lipstick Jungle

It's time for the battle to really begin: Lipstick Jungle premieres tonight on NBC, bringing us the year's second crop of high-powered career women in fabulous clothing dealing with the problems of the well-heeled and wealthy. As I mentioned, I gave Lipstick a slight edge over Cashmere Mafia based on the first couple of episodes of each; I thought Lipstick was the more serious and somewhat better-acted of the two. It has a ways to go before it's SatC level, but I'm willing to stick with it.

I've already shared some of what Brooke Shields and Candace Bushnell had to say about the show, but in honor of tonight's premiere, I wanted to toss a couple of other moments from our conversation out there:

  • Shields wanted to play Wendy from the moment she first read the book, but by the time the show was actually casting, she'd found out she was pregnant. Luckily for her, Bushnell and co. decided to make some changes to the show, and by the time they were ready to shoot the pilot, she was free again.
  • The three leading ladies really are friends in real life. "I remember being on Friends and thinking oh, I want to know that they’re all really friends in real life," Shields said. "We’re with each other for long, long, long days and we have to share so much that it’s nice to really respect not just the talent but the person."
  • For the record, Candace Bushnell's top five female-focused TV shows of all time are I Love Lucy, Murphy Brown, Mary Tyler Moore, Judging Amy, and — surprise! — Sex and the City.

Will Lipstick Jungle join that list? I can't wait to get your thoughts tomorrow. For now, you can check out a preview if you

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Photo courtesy of NBC

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rubiene rubiene 8 years
well women gets old. don't you think? don't we just respect women for growing old? i wonder why htere is always a double standard about women. we can't seem to see women as they are.. if they are successfull. we critisize them. if we see them straying away..they are unfaithful, if they work more hours. they seem to be bad moms. i love this show. it's shows sensitivity.
kay kay 8 years
thought Brooke Shields was annoying and old. And this show is so annoying.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i'm soo excited about this show - i saw it last night and it lived up to my expectations. i'm really interested to see how they stick to the book and how they stray from it. i think that it's going to do well - and better at least than cashmere - they have more hype around it that i'm sure the premier ratings were higher
ewells ewells 8 years
I watched it last night. Have already read the book - was EXACTLY the same plot line. I thought they would use the same characters but create new drama. Sort of bored me.
angelinemarie angelinemarie 8 years
i don't think I'll ever really watch it cause I'm not a fan of of Brooke Shields
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i'm so not impressed with cashmere mafia. i am hoping this one is better. we'll see tonight.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 8 years
i'm really looking forward to watching this tonight. i think the characters seem more three dimensional then cashmere mafia's.
emalove emalove 8 years
Yay, I'm excited! I read this book last year and I really liked the 3 characters. I've been dying to see this for awhile now!
Tiny-Bubble Tiny-Bubble 8 years
Here is a diary of the actor playing Joe, the millionaire, in the series. He dates Victoria Ford, the fashion designer one of the trio http://www.slate.com/id/2183596/entry/2183597/
Linda-McP Linda-McP 8 years
Looking forward to watching tonight; of the two, LJ seems to have more substance.
Hootie Hootie 8 years
Meh, I'm not to excited for these shows. I will give LJ a chance and check it out tonight.
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