Ah, yet another sign that the networks are running out of fresh ideas: on the heels of the news that we might be treated to a small screen treatment of the 1987 film The Witches of Eastwick comes the announcement that ABC will be adapting the JLo flick Maid of Manhattan for a television pilot. Don’t expect Ms. Lopez to star–she’s far beyond that, though she is involved on the creative end, according to the Hollywood Reporter. Writer Chad Hodge has really connected with the idea, telling The Reporter: "I imagine being a writer in Hollywood is often very similar to being a maid in Manhattan," he said. Really? Cuz we don’t. More after the jump:
"While the hotel’s clientele is an obvious part of this world, I’m more interested in the downstairs part of ‘Upstairs, Downstairs,’ " Hodge said, referring to the classic British series.
Hodge was approached with the idea of adapting "Maid" by Roth, whose company Revolution Studios produced the feature, and Nina Lederman, president of Roth’s current company Joe Roth Television.
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