Wednesday, May 09, 2007

While we're on the topic of TV

First, a huge thanks to Deb Kristy -- aka Kristy Kiernan of The Debutante Ball whose amazing debut novel Catching Genius is on shelves now -- for tagging Drunk Writer Talk with the Thinking Bloggers Award! Who'da thunk it?

Thanks, Kristy! It's nice to know a few of our drunken ramblings came out half-way coherent.

That said, I'm so not up to thinking tonight, and since Molly brought up the topic of good TV getting cancelled on Monday, I thought I'd blog about a possible new series based on the wonderful Gemma Halliday's "High Heels" series of novels.

News Flash!

Gemma's debut novel SPYING IN HIGH HEELS is in development for a television series on the USA Network!!!!! It's currently one of five new shows being developed for their fall 2007/2008 season.

Pretty exciting, huh!

Here's a blurb on the show:

A new cast of characters are being welcomed to USA Network's
ambitious development slate for the 2007/2008 season. Bolstering
the "Characters Welcome" brand, a slate of five new pilot scripts was
announced by Jeff Wachtel, USA's executive vice president, original
programming.

One of the projects includes a show entitled Spying in High Heels,
based on the characters from Gemma Halliday's 2006 release of the
same name.

The show concept follows shoe designer Maddie Springer, who in an
effort to track down her missing boyfriend, realizes that her knack
for fashion also serves another purpose: It makes her a great
detective. Maddie's uniquely female perspective helps her pick up
clues, using her designer's eye to discern tell tale shapes, colors
and patterns, among other things. Along with her best friend Dana, an
out-of-work actress, Maddie decides to open a detective agency
operating out of her stepfather's hair salon. Producer is Larry
Shuman and Executive Producer/Writer is Sara Endsley.

I've read Gemma's book and it will make a really fun and exciting TV show. Sadly, not ALL shows that go into development will make it on the air so I'm trying to create some BUZZ. If only our blog got enough traffic to create crazy buzz so that USA networks couldn't ignore it. (Maybe Sinead should blog about Dexter again.)

One thing Gemma tells me we can all do to support the cause, is to send an e-mail to feedback@usanetwork .com
If you've read the book, tell them you loved it. If you haven't read it yet, well, tell them you're excited about seeing the series (and then go buy Gemma's book. LOL.)


Help spread the word! It would be so amazing to see Gemma's fun and smart book transformed into a series.

Congratulations Gemma! I really hope we can all help make this happen for you!

P.S. I'm going to be posting an interview with Gemma on my blog on Friday or Saturday.

4 comments:

Christine said...

LOL I just nominate The Drunk Writers as well! I guess you're making lots of people think. :)

Maureen McGowan said...

And drink!

Molly O'Keefe said...

Hey Did you hear that!!! We're thinkers!!! Thanks to those of you who tagged us -- that's so cool!

Huge congrats to Gemma -- I can't even imagine how thrilling that must be. Thanks, Maureen for keeping us on top of what's happening!

Sinead M said...

Too cool for Gemma and for us...

Thinkers.. who knew. I just had us pegged as drinkers..

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