Fox plots “Bitches” pilot for 2009

Does this plot sound familiar to you: Four women love and live and drink and laugh and share their lives together in New York City? It sounded familiar to the network executives at Fox, too. Familiar and profitable. So they gave the go-ahead for a new show about four women who love and live and drink and laugh and share their lives together in New York City — as werewolves.

Here’s how I imagine the conversation went:

TPTB: That Sex and the City movie made a bazillion dollars this year, which just goes to show you that women like to be entertained too. Weird. You know what else was a big hit? That Twilight thing. I’m thinking a show about four women. I’m thinking a show about mythical creatures. I’m thinking sex. I’m thinking beasts. I’m thinking … bam! Female werewolves. We’ll call it Bitches.

And so they did, and here’s the math.

The show has a script, a commitment from the network and a head writer, Michael Dougherty, who explained the concept like this:

The funny thing is I have always had this weird obsession with female werewolves. Even going back to The Howling there’s that famous transformation sequence that Joe Dante did with the fire and lovemaking. To me that was indicative of female sexuality.

Yes, that moment when the full moon rises in the sky and a rational, thinking woman sprouts hair and fangs and wants to rip your face off? That is just so indicative of female sexuality.

The show will be co-executive produced by the folks who brought us Pushing Daisies (RIP). Doughtery said he hopes to explore the werewolf thing as just another aspect of life that a woman has to juggle. “How can you date and fall in love with someone when you’re a werewolf and you start to turn when you’re aroused?” he wondered aloud in an interview.

Good question.

What do you think of Fox’s new werewolf dramedy, Bitches? Will you tune in to watch the mythical creatures fight their thirst for blood and battle their unibrows?

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