I'm remiss in not posting this sooner, but I wanted to encourage whoever's reading to check out the new ABC show Cashmere Mafia (premiered tonight at 10 -- so, in an hour on the West Coast, but two hours ago on the East Coast), but they're re-airing the pilot Tuesday at 10, and the next new episode is Wednesday at 10 (with a second airing Friday at 9). The regular timeslot will be Wednesday at 10. The reason for my encouragement -- one of the executive producers is my co-writer on the Anonymous Lawyer pilot, and he's an incredibly talented writer (and, just as important, an incredibly decent and kind person). I saw the initial pilot and liked it -- I believe it's been re-tooled a bunch since, with a lot of it reshot. So I'm excited to see it, and look forward to the second episode on Wednesday. And, really, any new TV shows at this point make me pretty excited, since there hasn't been much. In any case, Cashmere Mafia is about four high-powered women, friends since business school, coping with balancing work and personal lives. Sex and the city-esque, for sure -- Darren Star is one of the other executive producers -- but should be worth watching.
The other new show I'm really excited about is also an ABC show, Eli Stone, premiering at the end of January. Loved the script, loved the pilot. It's a Greg Berlanti show -- he did Everwood, Jack and Bobby, and Brothers and Sisters -- and there's something about pretty much everything he does that resonates with me. Eli Stone's about a corporate lawyer who starts to see visions and transforms his practice into something more meaningful. Should resonate for most people in law school or at firms.