"Lipstick Jungle" Renewed for 2nd Season
NBC is expected to confirm this afternoon that they are renewing the Candace Bushnell dramedy "Lipstick Jungle" for a second season. The series may therefore be the winner in the "cashmere war" among "Sex and the City" wannabes.
Over its 7-week run "Lipstick Jungle" averaged 6.85 million viewers on Thursdays at 10pm and currently ranks 98th on the season-to-date chart. ABC's "Cashmere Mafia" averaged 6.13 million viewers on Wednesdays at 10pm and ranks 125th.
Although ABC insiders declined comment, "Cashmere Mafia" is not expected to make the cut for a fall renewal. Its poor ratings were actually somewhat inflated by the pilot episode which aired after the last episode of "Desperate Housewives" in January.
The season finale of "Mafia" scored a little over 5 million viewers, while "Lipstick Jungle" managed to lure over 7 million viewers.
As regular readers may suspect, the reason I tuned into "Jungle" were the countless shirtless scenes of former "Fashion House" star Robert Buckley.
I certainly hope the new season will include the guest star (the season finale was not a step in the right direction), or the dramedy will have at least one viewer flipping to another channel.
Speaking of which, I hear the show will now air on Wednesdays at 10pm. If ABC decides to keep "Dirty Sexy Money" in the same timeslot, I really don't have to think for longer than a nanosecond to decide which show to remain loyal to.