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Fox Developing Lawyer Dramedy Based On SNOW WHITE!!

Published at: Sept. 17, 2008, 4:24 p.m. CST

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ABC Studios is developing for the Fox Network "Georgia and the Seven Associates," from screenwriters Chris Brancato (“Species II”) and David Weissman & David Diamond (“Evolution”). The Hollywood Reporter describes the premise:
It centers on Georgia Burnett, a young lawyer who is banished from a top law firm run by her stepmother and forced to team up with seven quirky lawyers at a storefront legal office.
And adds:
The associates at the firm will have the personalities of the Seven Dwarfs. For instance, Doc is an ambulance chaser who carries neck braces in his trunk, and Sleepy is a bike messenger who parties at night and naps in the office. Some of the legal cases will be modernized fairy tales, like one about three people whose homes were taken away by Wolf Corp.
Find all of The Hollywood Reporter’s story on the matter here.


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  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:31 a.m. CST

    Good lord.

    by kenny38606

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:35 a.m. CST

    writers of Species II and Evolution...

    by Spaz Medicine

    Yeah, that sounds really fucking inspired.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:42 a.m. CST

    I'm guessing this is Fox's attempts at a Pusing Daisies.

    by Shermdawg

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:44 a.m. CST

    Wolf Corp = Wolfram and Hart

    by Yotz Von Frelnik

    I know, I know... crazy. But that'd be cool.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:52 a.m. CST

    Will they be 3 police men?

    by V'Shael

    Sounds very silly to me.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:56 a.m. CST

    THERE BETTER BE SUM FUCKIN MIDGETS IN THIS!!!

    by TallBoy66

    Otherwise there's no point in making it if the Dwarves aren't really dwarves. Also, ain't they gonna run out of Fairy Tales real damn fast? And how are you going to tell, like, one fairy tale episode from a workaday episode? Will it be like the X-Files mythology episodes vs. freak-of-the-week episodes? This seems fraught with peril. FRAUGHT, I say!!

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 12:58 a.m. CST

    Sweet Fancy this takes the cake!

    by Aloy

    Does this not sound like an outtake from a Hollywood sendup? Guys sitting around trying to come up with a pitch to once again milk the legal show angle to death and some washed up writer, who was reading his daughter a fairy tale the night before, goes oh yeah Snow White....I can just see the rush to frantically reread old fairy tales for "inspiration". Sigh..

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 1:10 a.m. CST

    Agreed

    by worthless

    this sounds terrible... but if the dwarfs are real dwarfs I'll be watching every week.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 1:18 a.m. CST

    ????????

    by otm shank

    I mean ????????

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 1:31 a.m. CST

    Fox developing news channel based on Pollyanna

    by Fred

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 1:47 a.m. CST

    golf claps for Fred

    by waggy

    i don't even really give a shit about Fox News, but that was quite clever

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:19 a.m. CST

    wow

    by luxodave556

    What a shitty idea for a show.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:21 a.m. CST

    Why does Fox even bother?

    by Volllllume3

    They end up cancelling all their shows anyway. Terminator is next :(

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:22 a.m. CST

    THis was a punch into my brain

    by David Cloverfield

    Like when they tell a logical paradox to Star Trek AI to break it. Does not compute. But you can bet your sweet ass I'll check this out, it's the most insane shit I ever heard to make a series out of.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 3:16 a.m. CST

    great, but what about a sassy robot who fights crime?

    by newc0253

    It's my reimagining of Rumplestiltskin. It will totally work, Fox, i promise.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 4:22 a.m. CST

    Should just make a series out of "Fables" instead.

    by raw_bean

    "Fables" would make a great series. Better than this daft idea.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 5:05 a.m. CST

    Oh...that's...nice...I mean...CANCELED!

    by TroutMaskReplicant

    It takes a lot of talent to make that kind of eccentric show work for more than one series. And by that time, it'd probably be canceled. Ally McBeal has a lot to answer for.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 5:37 a.m. CST

    What in the holy hell.

    by Deathpool

    I'd have said this broke my brain, but David Cloverfield beat me to it. This is borderline retarded. Raw, you're right, if you want something like this just make Fables. Its already there and it kicks ass.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 5:54 a.m. CST

    Fox is clasping at straws...

    by Yeti

    And the results ain't gonna be pretty.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    Deathpool

    by David Cloverfield

    I've let it sink in and see it as the best thing ever. I think they came up with a way to brainwash people with a single paragraph. I'm awaiting Snow White: The Sexy Single Female Lawyer Show with the same glee a cultist waits for the Apocalypse.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 6:17 a.m. CST

    And I want midgits!

    by David Cloverfield

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:10 a.m. CST

    Fables

    by Dazzler69

    I heard about the adult comic with Snow White in there. A series should be made out of that instead.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:21 a.m. CST

    Shermdawg

    by palewook

    thought the same thing

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:30 a.m. CST

    If they're going to do fairy tales

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    I would love to see them do that Vertigo Comic, I only read a couple issues, about the fairy tale characters living in modern times after being banished by The Enemy. What was it? Help please.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:32 a.m. CST

    raw_bean, I should have read the posts

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    first. Fables, that was it. Yeah, that would be nice.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Reverting to form

    by Diagnostic

    They are also gonna bring back, Werefolf, 21 Jumpstreet, West 57th, and Women in prison.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 7:43 a.m. CST

    Beans Baxter owns

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Hey, it wasn't all bad. At least we had Kurtwod Smith.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Who ever thought of this should be shot...

    by RobotDevil007

    really.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 9:30 a.m. CST

    Damn, this is so cheap and brillant at the same time.

    by DerLanghaarige

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 9:37 a.m. CST

    Fables anyone?

    by fiester

    Someone call a lawyer

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 10:22 a.m. CST

    Fables!

    by egg86

    Seriously, can't they just make a fables series instead of this? It sounds like it's trying too hard to be quirky.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 10:41 a.m. CST

    Here's what will happen

    by Grammaton Cleric Binks

    Someone at Fox watching this blog will go Fables, what's that? They will google it and say oh wow. Then, they'll drop this turd that is Ally McBeal revisited, and call DC/Vertigo, and try to get the ball rolling. At which point DC will say hell no, this has to be on FX, Showtime, or HBO. As FX is part of Fox they'll say okay, and with fingers crossed we can have Fables on the small screen next year.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 10:42 a.m. CST

    Wait...

    by DocPazuzu

    ...they fuck Firefly over and greenlight this shit?

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:08 a.m. CST

    Makes me long for

    by Melvin_Pelvis

    a Cop Rock revival

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:18 a.m. CST

    worst idea for a show ever

    by ArcadianDS

    Id rather watch the insides of my eyelids.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:19 a.m. CST

    Heroes' season premiere can't come soon enough..

    by Pennsy

    Just sayin'...looks like only 7 villains, not 12 as was originally advertised. See if you're as jazzed about what's to come as USA Today pretty much laid the groundwork for the Villains arc: http://tinyurl.com/6f9jlb

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:24 a.m. CST

    Pennsy

    by Mr. Zeddemore

    I think there will be 12, but we'll only get real good characters for three or four. The rest will be one ep villains, at most. Which is cool - they need to focus on the regulars this year, not push them aside for Elle's (and yes, I know you have a huge thing for KB. So do I. But she shouldn't be taking screentime away from the S1 regulars.)

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:28 a.m. CST

    CSI: Never-Never Land...

    by furzee

    This weeks ep features a grown up Peter investigating the molestation and serial murder of several rambunctious local youths....green felt and pixie dust found on the scene point oddly to our hero. Saturday at 7!!!!!!!!!!1

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:53 a.m. CST

    DocPazuzu...

    by El Gooche

    you couldn't be more right!

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    The term "quirky" make me hate it immediately

    by drewlicious

    I hate gimmicks because they rarely last and easily bore in the long run. But then agai I was completely wrong about "Pushing Daisies." I can't get enough of that show.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Heroes premiere...

    by Crow3711

    can't come soon enough so I can hate-watch the shit out of it. Heroes is such a dim-witted show it makes me laugh. I love watching it to see what they're gonna fuck up next. Even the fist season everyone jerks off to was so simplistic and broad literally any person on the planet could relate. It makes for high ratings, sure, and also bland episodes that people think are good because they've never watched Lost.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 1:09 p.m. CST

    Didn't they do this already

    by Purgatori

    With Aly McBeal? Whorey (Lucy Liu), Druggie (Robert Downey Jr.), and Shorty (Peter McNicol)? This will die quickly ala The Charmings (remember that show with Paul Winfield as the mirror?) Yeah...

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:07 p.m. CST

    TV Without Pity's Tubey Awards dumped on Heroes a lot...

    by Pennsy

    Least Improved Show, Most Unwelcome Character, Character Most In Need of Being Killed Off (both Maya) and 3 TWoP staff picks; Least Villainous Villain (Adam Monroe); Least Favorite Actress (Dania Ramirez), Best "HoYay Moment" (Sylar/Mohinder) . The most damning one of all is, IMO, LVV. Adam Monroe? The Big Bad of season 2? Hardly.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:49 p.m. CST

    And people are still bitching about 2 episodes of Fringe

    by Shut the Fuck up Donny

    when THIS sort of shit is also being developed for television? I admit, both are from Fox, but be thankful they're still willing to give shows like Fringe a marginal fucking chance.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 2:52 p.m. CST

    "ARE YOU EFFING KIDDING ME?"

    by Pennsy

    Ralph Garman, on today's Kevin and Bean show on KROQ radio in LA. Sums up my feeling exactly about this POS.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 5:43 p.m. CST

    Sabatage

    by theremustbeCHAOS

    Sounds like someone at ABC decided to see just what kind of shit they could get Fox to put money into. You know, as a goof.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 6:17 p.m. CST

    This sounds so ridiculous...

    by Darkman

    ...that I *have* to watch. <br><br> Between this and "Eva Adams", Fox is really going the extra mile.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 8:01 p.m. CST

    I would watch it...

    by PirateEmery

    ...but what kind of idiot comes up with this shit? Who THINKS to do this? Hey... maybe I can base a law dramedy on a fairy tale...<p> $5 says it doesn't make it past three episodes before being canceled.

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 8:10 p.m. CST

    by HB_Dad

    Jesus, I first read this and thought they were going to make another attempt at doing something along the lines of the cancelled sit-com "the Charmings". This time, it would have more of an Ally McBeal twist. What... maybe they are...

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 8:51 p.m. CST

    3 episode run

    by Charlie_Allnut

    then doomed to stupid idea hell

  • Sept. 17, 2008, 9:45 p.m. CST

    "from the writers of Species 2 & Evolution"...

    by Amy Chasing

    Means this Snow White show will be hours of your life you won't get back. And not in a good way.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 5:06 a.m. CST

    This sounds better than "Sydney White".

    by Anna Valerious

    Honestly.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 6:51 a.m. CST

    OHMYGAWD

    by MonkeyManReturns

    Someone take a gun...place it in my mouth...and shoot me. Cos after this shit, life really isn't worth living.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:54 a.m. CST

    crow3711. you have numb nuts.

    by AdrianVeidt

    I'm going to quote you right now in reference to your feelings towards Heroes, Season 1:<p><p> "so simplistic and broad literally any person on the planet could relate. It makes for high ratings, sure, and also bland episodes that people think are good because they've never watched Lost." <p><p> I am one of those viewers who thinks that Lost is god's gift to television, and those with open and educated minds. I also think that Heroes captured the quintessence of what it means to be a superhero. <p><p> The first season of Heroes was fantastic BECAUSE everyone could relate. That's the beauty of a superhero! People want to BE them because they want to escape normality. And with the first season you had normal people becoming more than human. This is something that SO many viewers find intriguing because they want it for themselves.<p><p> It is NOT as intellectually stimulating or engaging as Lost, but it is still a great show. Yes, the second season was a huge disappointment, but I have so much faith that Kring can learn from the mistakes and deliver a kick ass third season. <p><p> I'll agree they need to get away from the "people gaining powers" thing - it's been milked and it hooked people. But now it's time to get serious - in a way season 2 just quite couldn't because it was running on the compliments to season 1.

  • Sept. 18, 2008, 11:10 p.m. CST

    Most people don't know this....

    by Andre the Frog

    But "Moonlighting" was based on "Little Red Riding Hood".

  • Sept. 19, 2008, 11:14 a.m. CST

    I believe the correct phrase is...

    by Rick Flemming

    Champing at the tit. You are wrong. flemmingonfilms.blogspot.com