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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?


Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
Just b/c it takes place in NYC doesn't make it a Sex and the City clone. It sounds more like Desperate Housewives. Besides, BK folks are very different from Manhattanites. Regardless it doesn't sound all that new.
jadenirvana jadenirvana 8 years
It sounds like that terrible Cashmere Mafia show. You can't just throw out some desperate housewives and rely on the lesbian "twist" to make it fresh. Get some new ideas people!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i feel like there have been a lot of shows that have tried to be like SATC and we can see where they all are now (i.e. cashmere mafia, lipstick jungle etc). i like the idea, but i think that everyone got their fill of SATC back in the day and now with the movies so there's no point in a new series. we'll just have to wait and see i guess.
redchick152 redchick152 8 years
nothing can top SATC.
bvfashion bvfashion 8 years
I never liked Sex and the City, and I don't think I'd like this. Why can't we have movies and books about real women, not stereotypes and cliches?
A-Journey-To-Wellth A-Journey-To-Wellth 8 years
I agree with runningesq.. although for such a plot Prospect Park West is a good area to have it play out in. There are so many young families here and there are definitely all different types of individuals and families. It's not like Williamsburg, let's say, which is a Bklyn neighborhood comprised of trust fund hipsters.. anywho, I also heard that SJP is possibly moving to PPW-- she reportedly bought Jennifer Connelly's apt for like 8mil or something. It is a great area though.. I just moved here a month ago and LOVE IT:)
crazygirl93 crazygirl93 8 years
I agree nothing can ever top the original SATC.
runningesq runningesq 8 years
It sounds a little too... formulaic.
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