Pilots: NBC Courts 'Mogulettes'
ABC developing 'Witches of Eastwick' series
The network is working with "Bergdorf Blondes" author Plum Sykes and former "Sex and the City" writer Amy Harris on a show called "Mogulettes," Variety reports. The half-hour comedy will focus on a group of women in their 20s who have already achieved success.
ABC, meanwhile, is looking to develop a series based on the 1987 movie "The Witches of Eastwick." Maggie Friedman, whose credits include "Jack & Bobby" and "Dawson's Creek," is attached to write the script, the trade paper says.
"Mogulettes" will be the second try at a TV series for author Sykes. She previously developed a version of her novel "Bergdorf Blondes" for The WB, but the network passed on it. The new show will focus on a character named Eva, the young head of a cosmetics company. Sykes and Harris will be executive producers with Charlie Corwin, who's also producing NBC's midseason drama "The Philanthropist."
ABC's "Witches of Eastwick" pilot is at least the third attempt to adapt the movie -- which was itself based on John Updike's novel about three women whose dabbling in witchcraft summons up the devil -- for television. FOX developed a version of the show in 2002 that focused on the witches' teenage kids; before that, future "Lost" showrunner Carlton Cuse and Jeffrey Boam ("Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade") worked on an adaptation in the early '90s.
Friedman's version has a put pilot commitment from ABC, Variety says.