Sex and the City To Go Back On the Air? UPDATE: No.

The rumor mill is circulating a notion that Sex and the City is to return to the airwaves–its kiddie-prequel version, The Carrie Diaries (based on Candace Bushnell’s young-adult series), was originally intended for movie treatment. As to whether the new TV series–to be produced by Sarah Jessica Parker, as the gossips have it, in a reaction against the failure of the 2010 Sex and the City film–is to depict youthful or ossified Carrie, reps for Ms. Parker’s Pretty Matches production company and Ms. Bushnell’s publisher Balzer + Bray declined comment. “We only know what we’re reading about in the news!,” said a Balzer rep.

Either way, Michael Patrick King, the Sex and the City creative force who directed both movies, is otherwise occupied with the upcoming premiere of CBS’s 2 Broke Girls, about two young women struggling to make their way in the hostile city. Sounds like an unofficial Sex and the City prequel, in spirit at least!

UPDATE: Ms. Parker’s rep tells us that “The Daily Mail‘s story“–which cites an unnamed source–“is false.” Ms. Parker’s TV ventures remain limited to new creative endeavors like the Bravo reality show Work of Art. Sex and the City To Go Back On the Air? UPDATE: No.