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Jennifer Weiner Brings Her Relatable Storytelling to ABC

In a smart and savvy move, ABC has struck a deal with bestselling author Jennifer Weiner to develop a television series, presumably focusing on what Weiner knows best — highly relatable women.

ABC already has many shows geared toward females like Grey's Anatomy, Samantha Who? and Desperate Housewives, and I give them kudos for thinking outside the box in their search for the next hit series. Handing over the reins to a known name like Weiner — an author who has built a career creating memorable (and often hysterically funny) characters — seems like a win for them, and for audiences (like me) who love to see a little bit of themselves in the female characters on TV. An ABC representative said of Weiner's fans: "They respond to her wry wit, embrace her smart characters and want to live in the worlds she creates."

Weiner's book In Her Shoes was adapted for the big screen in 2005 and her new book, Certain Girls (the sequel to Good in Bed) hit bookstores earlier this month. She's a hot commodity these days: in addition to her deal with ABC, two different studios are working on adapting her books Little Earthquakes and The Guy Not Taken.

Are you as happy as I am to see someone this talented get so much love? Will you check out a TV show if she's behind it?

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beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
i started reading her books based on your recommendations and love them so far!! :) i'd love to see a series with a non-coutrney cox (in reference to "good in bed") size character!
melziata melziata 9 years
Good in Bed is a chick lit classic. I just got started with Certain Girls. Jennifer is a delightfully talented author and ABC would be so lucky to be working with her! Hopefully this works out for her!
CaterpillarGirl CaterpillarGirl 9 years
I cant stand her books, and i have read two of them, just too boring and predictable.
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
fashionplate525 fashionplate525 9 years
Yes she is one of my favorite authors for fun, chick lit. Her stories are fun and girly but also have valuable messages that the reader can relate to in one way or another.
MissMarisol MissMarisol 9 years
I love her books and loved the movie In Her Shoes. Can't wait!
angelinemarie angelinemarie 9 years
my sister read the guy not taken, she said it was pretty good
emalove emalove 9 years
I really don't care for her books, but I DID love In Her Shoes.
vickibug vickibug 9 years
Yay! I just tore through Good in Bed for the second time last week (so I'm ready for Certain Girls) so this is great news. Her books make me laugh out loud. Well, except for Goodnight Nobody, which I just couldn't into. But anyway, I think she's awesome.
Que_Fashion Que_Fashion 9 years
Love her books but hated the movie....hope the series is better.
GeriAnne1932 GeriAnne1932 9 years
I just picked up Certain Girls from the library today and am excited to read it! What I hope she is able to do is put realistic, real, relatable women on tv instead of the "uber fashionista, uber rich, uber spoiled, uber slutty, uber etc.." She makes regular people interesting :) I wish her luck!
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
WhatTheFrockBlog WhatTheFrockBlog 9 years
Not a fan of her books, but I really hope they film this stuff in Philly again. :fingercrossed:
jopperma jopperma 9 years
Her books are wonderful! You literally CANNOT put them down until you finish them! I'd love to see more shows, movies... anything really!
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