As part of their ongoing fund-raising efforts, the Parents Television Council has moved on from MTV's "Skins" to a fresh target and this time around it's an ABC pilot which hasn't even been filmed let alone picked up to series or scheduled to air.
The pilot, which the Disney-owned ABC TV network may pick up to series later this spring, is based upon a deliciously campy novel by author and Dallas native Kim Gatlin about a gang of evil backstabbing self-righteous socialite women.
The show is described as a nightime soap dramedy - the genre ABC has had great success with in recent years - and comes from the "Melrose Place" and "Sex and the City" creator and producer Darren Star.
The project landed at ABC after a bidding war and the pilot script was written by Robert Harling whose previous credits include "Steel Magnolias" and "First Wives Club."
Star's last cooperation with ABC, the Lucy Liu fronted dramedy "Cashmere Mafia" failed to gain a significant following in the winter of 2008 (during the writer's strike) and was canceled after only 7 episodes.
Leslie Bibb (pictured at the top of the post), Annie Potts, Jennifer Aspen and Miriam Shor have so far been cast in the pilot.
Whether or not the pilot makes it to series and gets an airdate on ABC next TV season, the PTC has certainly helped raise the awareness of the project in a see of pilots being developed this spring by the five free-to-air broadcast networks in the US.