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THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
THE CARRIE DIARIES - (9:00 -10:00 p.m. ET)
"Pilot" (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)
IN THIS "SEX AND THE CITY" PREQUEL, A YOUNG CARRIE BRADSHAW DEALS WITH HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA WHILE MEETING MANHATTAN FOR THE FIRST TIME - Recently, life hasn't been smooth sailing for 16-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) - her mother just passed away, her rebellious younger sister Dorritt (Stefania Owen) is acting out, and their father Tom (Matt Letscher) is struggling to raise two teenage daughters alone. As Carrie begins the first day of her junior year, she can't help but feel as though all eyes are on her, and a pity party from rival Donna LaDonna (Chloe Bridges) doesn't help the situation. Even when surrounded by her group of friends, Mouse (Ellen Wong), Maggie (Katie Findlay) and Walt (Brenden Dooling), Carrie feels as though her life should be heading in a different direction. The arrival of new guy Sebastian Kydd (Austin Butler) brings Carrie some excitement, but it isn't until she accepts an internship at a Manhattan law firm that things begin to fall into place. In the city, Carrie meets Larissa Loughlin (Freema Agyman), a free-spirited, outgoing style editor at Interview magazine, who introduces her to a world she's only dreamt of. Miguel Arteta directed the episode written by executive producer Amy B. Harris (Pilot.)
ADDITIONAL NOTES: renewed through the 2013-14 season (the show's second) on 5/9/13; confirmed as 13 episodes on 5/16/13
DESCRIPTION: (from The CW's press release, May 2013) It's the summer of 1985, and, for the first time, 17-year-old Carrie Bradshaw (AnnaSophia Robb) can call Manhattan home. After her boyfriend Sebastian (Austin Butler) and best friend Maggie (Katie Findlay) betrayed her, Carrie is happy to accept the offer to spend the summer living in the downtown loft apartment of her Interview magazine boss Larissa (Freema Agyeman). But as summer turns to fall and Carrie heads into her senior year, she and her friends and family discover that letting go of old loves and embracing new dreams comes with some tough new realities but also incredible new opportunities. Based on the novels "The Carrie Diaries" and "Summer and the City" by Candace Bushnell, THE CARRIE DIARIES is from Fake Empire in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Amy B. Harris ("Sex and the City," "Gossip Girl"), Josh Schwartz ("Hart of Dixie," "Gossip Girl"), Stephanie Savage ("Hart of Dixie," "Gossip Girl"), Len Goldstein ("Hart of Dixie") and Candace Bushnell.