What occupation would you like to see a TV show based on?
It seems that everyone on TV either works in medicine or fights crime. What occupation or setting would you like to see a TV show based on? — Leeann Bonaventura
Here’s my pitch, Leeann. Think of all the parties you go to in a year. Now think what a freaky microcosm they represent: Fund-raisers, work events, weddings, faux mitzvahs — each has its own odd seesaw of winners and losers, givers and takers, cooers and belittlers, employees and customers who are always right. Consider, then, a career and setting yet to be fully exploited: party planning in the fete-obsessed world of Los Angeles (thus allowing us to include the uniquely glitzy, gruesome event called the movie premiere). I’m talking meltdown brides, overindulgent parents, and frantic social climbers; Mean Girls meets Nip/Tuck in tone.
As one of the party partners, cast Vivica A. Fox, who made such a knowing guide to L.A.’s social, sexual, and status-driven landscape in Two Can Play That Game. That is, if it doesn’t interfere with her current gig, Lifetime’s Missing, in which she plays — naturally — an FBI agent.
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