[10/06/11 - 11:04 PM] Development Update: Thursday, October 6 Updates include: Keith Carradine reports to TNT's "Gateway"; Krysten Ritter developing "School for Boys" at MTV; Callie Khouri, R.J. Cutler team for a drama at ABC.
SEASON(S): 1 (6 episodes, 0 of which have yet to air)
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ADDITIONAL NOTES: a show on hiatus for longer than 12 months - without any news about its future - is assumed to be canceled
DESCRIPTION: (from MTV's press release, April 2011) Five young women with big dreams and even bigger personalities share a common goal of making it in today's competitive music industry in MTV's newest series, "The Electric Barbarellas." As they work to achieve their goal of stardom, they must overcome the drama that is sure to come when a group of dynamic women live, work and play together. Debuting Wednesday, May 4 at 11pm ET/PT, immediately following "The Real World: Las Vegas," "The Electric Barbarellas" will document how this all-girl group came together to establish their music careers, pulling back the curtain on what makes them tick. The audience will see how they strive for success, with emotions and infighting running rampant through the Hollywood Hills home they share as they prepare for the performance of their lives that could make their careers, or break them. Each week in the six episode arc, each member of the group will share their personal stories, as well as their brutally honest assessment each one has about the other. Through it all, they share a love of music, with each of the girls writing their own lyrics and melodies, as well as playing instruments on their first CD entitled, "Strange World."