Per Variety TV reporter Elizabeth Wagmeister, Hollywood has given Cosmopolitan magazine the green light. Or at least the idea of a TV show based on the current machinations of the publication, with editor in chief Joanna Coles (pictured) on board as the pilot’s executive producer.
In print and – if all goes well – on millennial streaming devices everywhere, the legacy of Helen Gurley Brown will live on (the male bolding is ours):
Just like the readers they cater to, the characters’ struggles are about balancing career and family, finding your identity and, according to the logline, “having the most mind blowing orgasms,” while getting your heart broken and managing friendships — all while wearing the perfect pair of jeans to flatter any body type.
As Wagmeister notes, a similar NBC project last year with Coles, titled Sleeping With Other People, did not pan out. The good news for current project writer Sarah Wilson: there’s plenty of fresh new creative spark in Ms. Coles’ Twitter feed.
Son asked at school to describe his parents’ talents. He writes: “My mom can skateboard in five inch heels.” If only.
— joanna coles (@JoannaColes) September 21, 2015
Oof. “Women who want to marry shd expand their options to include men who have not gone to college…” @nytimes on Jon Birger’s Date-Onomics
— joanna coles (@JoannaColes) September 13, 2015
By chance I get the same cab driver today as ysty. “You look so much better in today’s outfit,” he says. “Much better than yesterday’s.”
— joanna coles (@JoannaColes) September 11, 2015
Photo via: @Cosmopolitan