‘Sex and the City’ author gets another TV show

Laura Donovan Contributor
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Another one of “Sex and the City” writer Candace Bushnell’s books will hit the small screen.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, ABC will base a new drama series on Bushnell’s 2008 novel “One Fifth Avenue.” Josh Safran, executive producer of popular teen program “Gossip Girl,” is set to pen the show’s episodes. Mark Gordon of the highly acclaimed drama “Grey’s Anatomy” will produce the project, titled “One Fifth.”

The show is described as a mix between “The Good Wife” and “Sex and the City” and zeroes in on the life of columnist Cassie Bingham, who returns to her One Fifth Avenue apartment after her husband asks to separate. The writer goes back to her old Upper East Side social circle when she’s beckoned to look into a scandal that takes place in her building. In the process, Bingham gets back in touch with old pals — and old lovers.

Last month Entertainment Weekly reported that HBO is shopping networks to air a “Sex and the City” prequel series, which would be based on author Candace Bushnell’s prequel novel, “The Carrie Diaries” that hit bookshelves last year.

In June, The Daily Caller interviewed Bushnell and asked if she foresaw a “Sex and the City” prequel movie in the near future. The chick-lit author hinted that a television show was a possibility. (MORE: ‘Sex and the City’ author visits ‘exciting’ D.C., says Selena Gomez could be good fit for prequel films)

“Definitely something on the screen,” Bushnell told TheDC. “Big or small screen.”

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