ABC shortens 'Good Christian Belles' to 'G.C.B.'

gcb-new-title-320.jpgThe new ABC series known heretofore as "Good Christian Belles" is now on its third title, the much shorter "G.C.B."

That's the word from Variety, which says the network is going to use the initials-only name that has been stamped across the cross-wearing, cleavage-bearing model in promotional materials for the show. (For what it's worth, the network's website and press portal still had "Good Christian Belles" as the title at the time of this post.)

The show, which stars Leslie Bibb, Kristin Chenoweth, Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen, Miriam Shor and David James Elliott, was originally titled "Good Christian B***hes" after the novel on which it's based. Not many people figured that would end up being the title of the show, but it didn't stop some conservative activists from bashing the project before it even shot a pilot.

Upon its pickup, the title was changed to "Good Christian Belles," which caused some griping from people who liked the original name. "G.C.B." doesn't really convey much about the show, but we suppose you'll be able to decide for yourself what the "B" means.

ABC will debut "G.C.B." at midseason. There's no specific spot for it yet, but if we had to guess we'd bet it gets a run following "Desperate Housewives" on Sunday nights.
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