Sex and the City Returning to TV? - Jeanine Poggi

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There's been a lot of rumors running rampant that the Sex and the City prequel novels "The Carrie Diaries" could be turning into a movie. But it looks like we might be getting one better.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the tale of Carrie Bradshaw before she became a sex writer living in New York, may be coming to the small screen. That's right, a TV series!

To SATC zealots, the return of the series in any form (even if targeting the tween set) is a dream come true. But if you read the two books in "The Carrie Diaries" series you might be a bit hesitant to jump up and down and squeal.

"The Carrie Diaries," while overall a fun flashback to the 80's where young Carrie Bradshaw was experiencing her first love-triangle, dealing with the death of her mom and developing her writing, had more than several discrepancies with the original television series.

According to the Los Angeles Times, which cited a source familiar with the discussions, the new series "wouldn't be a prequel per se, but rather a story of Carrie Bradshaw in high school."

It might be difficult for loyal SATC fans to ignore the inaccuracies and take the new show for what it is -- an attempt to generate excitement for the series among a new breed of young girls who dream of one day becoming Carrie Bradshaw.

Regardless, if you haven't already read the novels you should check them out.

Jeanine Poggi is a financial journalist by day, TV addict by night. She started her blog, Too Much To Tivo, in April 2010 as a way to dish about her favorite shows and characters. The series currently recording on her TiVo include So You Think You Can Dance, The Big Bang Theory, Vampire Diaries, True Blood and American Idol. Jeanine can be reached at

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