Bitches, Man. Bitches

Hot on the heels of this weekend’s links to Mr. Romance, the comedy comes another tv show that’ll raise a few Bitchery eyebrows.

You know how popular colors move from clothing to wall color to cars? Or maybe it’s another order, but I remember reading about how color trends move from industry to industry within 5 years. So here we have some interesting movement from romance fiction to television:

Hollywood Reporter says that Fox has begun development for a new dramedy about a quartet of female New Yorkers who are werewolves. The title? Wait for it… wait for it….

Bitches.

This could go all kinds of ways. On one hand, it makes me think of Rhonda Thompson’s Confessions of a Werewolf Supermodel, except crossed with “Real(ly Hairy) Housewives of New York.” On the other hand, if it’s poorly written, well, that’ll be a shame. Based on premise alone I might ask the DVR to grab it for me once it premieres. Most of the time I loathe Fox, but then there’s “Bones,” which I adore.

My question: will any markets refuse to carry it because of the title? Hmmm.

[Thanks to SB Hubby for the link.]

 

Comments are Closed

  1. 1
    ev says:

    The title Bitches is probably why it is on Fox. They are the only ones with balls enough to carry it and since the networks are bound by FCC rules, that leaves cable wide open.

    I hope they don’t screw it up. I always thought Moonlight and Blood Ties would have had a better shot on Fox or the CW than they did on the networks.

  2. 2
    Vicki says:

    I love Bones, too, partly because the casting is good, the story is usually engaging, and the science is reasonably close to accurate. However, intriguing as the concept sounds, there are so many ways for it to go astray.  If the writers have any amount of misogyny, for instance. However, my hope and dream would be for something as stylish as Sex and the City with a good character driven story line and lots of tongue in cheek (or should I say fang in cheek) lines. Great potential but so many possible pitfalls. I may have to hang out in the doctor’s lounge and commandeer the TV when this comes out.

    Vicki

    May78, my graduation from med school

  3. 3
    theo says:

    IF, and that’s a huge IF, this is any good at all, it will go the way of the latest vampire series as well, unless of course, one likes their vampires ‘sparkly’ or better yet, a wuss who doesn’t take ownership of his mate like the Sookie Stackhouse vampire. I grew up on werewolves and vampires as the ultimate Alpha (male or female) and I’ve not seen a real alpha in either group lately…

    Again, that’s just me. Stones in your pockets, please :D

  4. 4
    SB Sarah says:

    It could be great. It could be over the top awesome, about women and aggression and assertion and predatory behavior and beauty standards and body hair and female friendship and adversarial conduct and power in the hands of females.

    But, if it’s just about boobs with hair, it’ll blow chunks.

    I’m hoping for the former. That would be most excellent. Note to writers: I’m available for consultation! With my acres of television writing experience (read: NONE AT ALL).

  5. 5
    Randi says:

    Hey, maybe Joss Whedon will write it. Ahhhh, Joss. No wait. WAIT! Joss Whedon AND Sarah Jessica Parker write, produce, and direct it. Oh. I think I just fell in love.

  6. 6
    darlynne says:

    Sarah, you could consult on the things that matter—characterization, plot, hotness—let the writers worry about getting it to the screen. Hey, should we send them Kelley Armstrong’s Bitten?

    My sense is it’s gonna blow junks, but that’s just my jaded soul talking. I want to be wrong in the worst way.

  7. 7
    Cat Marsters says:

    But, if it’s just about boobs with hair, it’ll blow chunks.

    Hairy boobs.  Thanks, Sarah, I really needed that visual.

    Joss Whedon’s been working on something called Dollhouse which has been stalled so many times I can’t even remember (yes, it’s on Fox.  Was that a bad contract, or is he just being very dumb for such a smart guy?).  If the big big geek who has control of my TV brain spots anything on her Whedon.info newsletters about Manhattan werewolves, I’ll let you know, but it doesn’t seem likeky from the press release.

    As for the title, I was watching a series about the English Civil War recently called The Devil’s Whore, and my Sky+ had the first episode listed as The Devil’s W***e.  Which, to me looked even more obscene.

  8. 8
    JaneyD says:

    That premise sounds like something my asshat ex came up with, only he had just one fem-wolf working in corporate America. He had it well worked out in great detail.

    I’ll watch to see how close this gets, then revel in pleasure if they coincide too close. He’ll pop a blood vessel.

    Heh-heh.

    Oh, yeah, I know he’d not be involved with it. The SOB never finished anything in his life. Wouldn’t know how.

    Heh-heh-heh!

  9. 9
    Jenn says:

    I agree the premise has a good feel, but I fear that it won’t live up to the hype. I still dig Bones, House, 24 and I still watch AI (American Idol) religiously, but other than that Fox doesn’t really ahve anything in it’s lineup that I enjoy anymore.

    I’ll have to remember to catch the premiere of this one, and see if I’ll have another show to watch on Fox.

  10. 10
    Tamara says:

    The fact that I’m looking forward to it means that it’ll probably end up being one of those absurdly awesome shows (Pushing Daisies…I’ll miss you…) that gets cancelled after a brief run.

    Wishing it luck!

  11. 11
    Suze says:

    I was really surprised by the percentage of comments on the site over there that objected to the title.  Really.  People have a problem with the word “bitches”?  Even to the point where they obscure it with asterisks?

    Weird.

    It could be a fantastic show.  Or it could be sucktastic.  We’ll see.

  12. 12
    Samantha says:

    I just wanted to say that I love “Bones” too, primarily because it’s a dynamic I wish we got to see more often: Booth is 100% an alpha-male “guy’s guy” who never has to be a sexist asshole to prove his competence or courage, and he is never threatened by Brennan’s intelligence and unconventional nature.  And Brennan is a strongly career-focused person who never, ever has anyone ask her when she’s going to be a “real woman” and gets to have multiple casual sex partners without being categorized, by either the other characters or the show, as a whore.  Is it any wonder they’re my favorite pairing on TV?

  13. 13
    Joanne says:

    I don’t think anything could live up to my expectations after SB Sarah’s

    Wait for it… wait for it….

    Bitches.

    Loved that!
    But if the censors and the “know-what’s-good-for-All-Americans-group” don’t screw it up, maybe we could have a scene by scene review here on this board?
    Just please, no hairy boobs. Please, I’m eating.

  14. 14

    I’m not optimistic, but I’ve been pleasantly surprised before.

  15. 15

    Oh love this. Going to cross post it over on my blog.

  16. 16
    sandra says:

    I Used to love BONES, but I don’t like what they’ve done to it this year – sending Zack ( and his Asperger’s Syndrome) to the looney bin, and replacing him with the tiresome Doogie Howser , er I mean Dr Sweet, the 20 year-old psychiatrist, and then turning Angela into a lesbian.  Spamword is mean84.  Does that mean 84 people approve of the changes?

Comments are closed.

↑ Back to Top