The CW Brings On ‘The Notebook’ TV Adaptation

“This worked for someone else…” swish swish the CW. Next up on that leftover docket, the much-loved movie and book, The Notebook.

First things first, there is just no way that is not their motto. They are the vultures of TV production and you can’t hate them for it… if you have the heart of a teenage girl. Conversely, if you have a teenage girl/CW viewer at your house, you can probably hate them for their trend-scavenging plenty.

The Notebook‘s TV adaptation is planned to be set in late 1940s post-WWII North Carolina and focus on Noah Calhoun and Allie Hamilton building a life dealing with “racial politics, economic inequities, and social mores” in the era. It sounds like the CW is going to turn this into Gilmore Girls, wait was that a CW show? Pause for Googling. Yup, sure was.

Author Nicholas Sparks wanted to work with the network on the project and is currently signed on as executive producer. In a TCA panel, the CW President, Mark Pedowitz, declared his excitement for Sparks’ participation in the project. He was so excited in fact that he told a TCA panel about Sparks’ involvement without even a pilot to show. “At this point the pilot’s not done,” he divulged. “I do not believe we are going to see the older couple…Things change, we are now at the very beginning of the development stage.” Those are some hard facts, Pedowitz.

For those teenage hearts I’ve captured, chances are more than slim the adaptation will feature Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. They started their Notebook time together in turmoil, then had a relationship, followed by a breakup, with a touch of a reunion, only to land on a more solid breakup. Oh, and try and imagine the CW money being enough to come get them to go a TV series with their ex. LOL – Even Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) slammed the Sex in the City prequel, The Carrie Diaries. Bet that pilot is already rewriting itself.

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