Saturday, 24 January 2004

Swing the axe

It's official, TV producers have finally run out of good names for their shows..

Oxygen has ordered eight episodes of "My Best Friend Is a Big Fat Slut," a comedy about two women trying to make it in Hollywood.

The deal, with producer Carsey-Werner-Mandabach, marks the female-skewing cable channel's first original scripted series. It is set for an April premiere.

Originally titled "My Roommate Is a Big Fat Slut," the show chronicles the lives and loves of Jane (Joy Gohring) and Marjorie (Bree Turner), two twentysomething Minnesota transplants to Los Angeles who are pursuing the glamorous Hollywood life. It was written by Claudia Lonow (ABC's "Less Than Perfect").

"We like to think of it as 'Friends' uncensored," said CWM principal Caryn Mandabach.

Maybe I'm just biased against anything on a television network with such a silly name (Oxygen? What the fuck is that?) but I shouldn't think we'll ever see this program here.

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