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Gilmore Girls creator adapting The Nanny Diaries for ABC

ABC’s main source of inspiration for its next pilot season appears to be its Netflix account, as the network follows the morning’s news of a possible series based on The Lincoln Lawyer by announcing it’s also developing a show based on The Nanny Diaries with the help of Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino. Though, to be fair, Sherman-Palladino’s script will draw directly from the 2002 bestseller rather than the 2007 movie adaptation, which banked on a deglamorized Scarlett Johannson’s appeal as a comedienne and took in $35 million for the gamble. Like the book, the show will satirize upper-crust Manhattanites as seen through the group of young women who are tasked with handling their awful, awful children. Given Sherman-Palladino’s clever way with exploring the lives of wealthy WASPs in Gilmore Girls, she seems well-suited to this particular world. Of course, The Return Of Jezebel James also sounded right up her alley, and here we are. But perhaps this time America will take to a comedy about surrogate motherhood, as long as it's only in a metaphorical sense.   

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